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Articles tagged with "drama"

How do you solve a problem like Lucia?: Director Katie Mitchell on her new Royal Opera production

7 October 2015

The director discusses her vision of Donizetti's opera as a tale of drama, jeopardy and feminism.

Opera as an emotional healer: Simon Callow on Mozart the Dramatist and Le nozze di Figaro

2 October 2015

The acclaimed actor, director and writer explores Mozart’s dramatic genius and the unique qualities of The Marriage of Figaro.

How to Stage an Opera: Opening the inner world of Król Roger

11 May 2015

When the huge stage you're working on can accommodate 33 red London buses, how do directors illuminate the nuanced inner struggles of a character?

The Same Old Story: Greek tragedy as a model for countless dramatic works

18 October 2013

Before Mark-Anthony Turnage's Oedipus-inspired opera comes to Covent Garden, a closer look at the composition of a classic tragedy.

Problem parents in opera #1

8 July 2013

A look at a grand tradition of tragedy and tribulation, where the parents are more likely to be delinquent than their progeny.

Edward Watson on playing a very different sort of balletic prince in Mayerling

15 March 2013

The Royal Ballet Principal on MacMillan’s dark tale of sex and violence.