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Articles tagged with "Fairytale"

Watch: The Sleeping Beauty in rehearsal

17 November 2016

Catch up on our livestream on demand and get a glimpse into rehearsals for the return of a Royal Ballet classic, 70 years after its debut.

What is it about fairytales that continues to fascinate composers and audiences?

30 December 2015

The centuries-old form continues to inspire, even into the 21st century through works such as The Firework-Maker’s Daughter.

‘There is a place for magic in the world’: Philip Pullman and The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

8 December 2015

The award-winning author talks about his Eastern-inspired fairytale and the importance of introducing the arts to children.

Operatic magic: Fairytales and magical stories in opera

17 February 2015

Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.

Ballet Essentials: Swan Lake

2 February 2015

Our quick guide to Tchaikovsky’s soaring ballet masterpiece.

Divertissements: And now for something completely different...

21 February 2014

A look at the balletic trope of breaking narrative for dance showpieces.

Kasper Holten on why he loves Dvorák's Rusalka

27 February 2012

The Director of The Royal Opera offers his thoughts on a new production, which opens here this week.

Accessible Arias: Song to the Moon from Rusalka

27 January 2012

In the continuation of our aria-focused series, we take a look at the most famous piece from Dvořák's opera.