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Articles tagged with "by Tim Albery"

Watch: Lesley Garrett on her role in Pleasure – 'Opera is not a museum art form’

12 May 2016

The singer returns to opera with Mark Simpson’s new thriller, set in a gay bar.

Opera Essentials: Mark Simpson’s Pleasure

6 May 2016

Our quick introduction to Mark Simpson’s thrilling debut opera.

Listen: Wagner’s Tannhäuser – ‘It’s an amazing discovery to feel that way about music’

29 April 2016

Emma Bell, Christian Gerhaher and Hartmut Haenchen speak about Wagner’s early masterpiece.

Your Reaction: Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser

27 April 2016

What did you think of Tim Albery’s production of Wagner's potent early opera?

Tannhäuser Musical Highlight: ‘O du, mein holder Abendstern’

18 April 2016

Wagner and Verdi were rivals in many ways, but the Italianate flourishes of Wolfram’s Hymn to the Evening Star reveals a begrudging mutual influence.

Opera Essentials: Tannhäuser

15 April 2016

5 things you need to know about Wagner’s potent early opera.

Remembrance of things past: Nostalgia in opera

14 December 2015

Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.

Holding up a mirror: How opera composers reflect community and society

19 November 2015

Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.

Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream: Rethinking opera's approach to death

29 October 2015

Death finds an entirely new expression in Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera Morgen und Abend.

First Night Revisited: Tannhäuser on 21 November 1955

9 October 2015

The first post-war production of Wagner's opera at Covent Garden had a chilly reception from the press, but provided opportunities for some remarkable emerging talent.

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