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Articles tagged with "by Bijan Sheibani"

When behind the scenes becomes centre stage in opera and ballet

6 May 2015

Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!

Baton bashing: When videogame music and classical music come together

30 April 2015

From Tetris and Mario Bros. to Call of Duty and Bioshock, videogames have long used classical music to soundtrack on-screen adventures.

Opera Essentials: The Virtues of Things

29 April 2015

Our quick guide to this world premiere from composer Matt Rogers and librettist Sally O'Reilly, a co-commission between The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North.

Listen: Hilary Mantel on Faustian pacts, and what would tempt her

9 April 2014

The award-winning novelist on how she has explored the nature of evil and the devil in her own work.

Peeling back the myth: Searching for the Real Doctor Faustus

4 April 2014

Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?

Catch up: Ruth Padel goes behind the scenes of Faustian Pack

29 March 2014

The award-winning poet has been blogging from rehearsals.

Spring Season 2014/15

28 March 2014

Kasper Holten’s new production of Karol Szymanowski’s Król Roger opens in the Spring Season. Royal Ballet highlights include Frederick Ashton’s English classic La Fille mal gardée, and a new work by leading choreographer Hofesh Shechter.

Hilary Mantel gets inside the head of Faust: 'The greatest terror is the terror of not knowing'

25 March 2014

The author of Wolf Hall on artistic pressures and what a pact with the devil might mean today.

Watch: John Fulljames introduces A Faustian Pack

21 March 2014

Programme includes two new works inspired by the Faust story: Luke Bedford’s Through His Teeth and Matthew Herbert’s The Crackle.

Ruth Padel to be The Royal Opera’s first Writer in Residence

4 March 2014

Poet and author joins rehearsals and performances for Faustian Pack series in March and April 2014.

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