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Articles tagged with "composing"

Parsifal: A masterpiece 38 years in the making

6 December 2013

Why did Wagner's final opera take nearly four decades to complete?

The Waltz: Elegance combined with an erotic air

5 July 2013

As La rondine opens, we look at the origins and appeal of the waltz and its cultural significance.

Musical Highlight: 'Oh mattutini albori!' from La donna del lago

21 May 2013

Rossini introduces us to his heroine Elena as she rows her boat across a loch.



What are Britten's Canticles?

29 April 2013

A look at five works created in parallel to the composer's iconic post-war operas.

Composer’s Cut #1: Giuseppe Verdi the notorious reviser

12 April 2013

In the first of a series of articles on how composers rework operas, we explore changes to Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra.

Listen: The cast and creative team speak about Written on Skin

1 March 2013

George Benjamin, Martin Crimp, Barbara Hannigan and Christopher Purves on the opera.

Fanfare Competition: Resources for teachers

21 October 2012

Our Fanfare Competition is now open! We have a range of free curriculum-linked resources to use in the classroom.

Accessible Arias – ‘Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis’ from Eugene Onegin

12 October 2012

A look at Lensky's tragic pre-duel aria.

Fanfare Competition: Tips from Antonio Pappano

10 February 2012

Music Director Antonio Pappano on why 11-16 year olds should try their hand at composing for our Fanfare Competition.