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Articles tagged with "essentials"

Opera Essentials: Falstaff

24 June 2015

Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.

Opera Essentials: Guillaume Tell

16 June 2015

Our quick introduction to Rossini’s final masterpiece, which contains some of the composer's most inspired music.

Opera Essentials: The Virtues of Things

29 April 2015

Our quick guide to this world premiere from composer Matt Rogers and librettist Sally O'Reilly, a co-commission between The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North.

Ballet Essentials: Woolf Works

27 April 2015

Our quick guide to Wayne McGregor's first full-length ballet for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.

Opera Essentials: Swanhunter

1 April 2015

Our quick guide to Opera North and The Wrong Crowd’s new production of Jonathan Dove’s delightful folk-inspired opera, the perfect introduction for all ages.

Opera Essentials: Madama Butterfly

9 March 2015

Our quick guide to Puccini's iconic and heartbreaking tragedy.

Opera Essentials: Der fliegende Holländer

27 January 2015

Our quick guide to Wagner's first great work, inspired by the tale of a legendary ghost ship.

Ballet Essentials: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

27 November 2014

Our quick guide to Christopher Wheeldon's glorious family ballet, based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale.

Dance Essentials: The Wind in the Willows

24 November 2014

Our quick guide to Will Tuckett's much-loved family dance theatre show, inspired by Kenneth Grahame's classic novel.

Ballet Essentials: The Royal Ballet's Ashton mixed programme

6 October 2014

Our quick guide to Scènes de ballet, Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan, Symphonic Variations and A Month in the Country.

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