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Articles tagged with "by Martin Duncan"

Angels, devils, fools and women: exploring the role of the countertenor

24 January 2017

Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.

Opera Essentials: Opera Holland Park’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

30 October 2015

Our quick introduction to Will Todd’s much-loved family opera, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic story.

Don’t Look Now: Operatic responses to Orpheus

15 September 2015

Why does he look back? The Royal Opera’s five Orpheus works this year each give very different answers.

Irresistible stories: Myth and art

22 June 2015

Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.

Birtwistle and the Greeks

16 June 2015

Greek myths and dramas have inspired the acclaimed British composer Harrison Birtwistle throughout his career.

Opera Essentials: The Corridor/The Cure

9 June 2015

Our quick introduction to this double programme of chamber operas by Harrison Birtwistle.