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Articles tagged with "Die lustige Witwe"

Opera in the City of Love: Paris as muse

13 May 2015

Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?

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.