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Articles tagged with "genesis"

Making it up as they go along? Mozart, Da Ponte and the creation of Così fan tutte

19 September 2016

Research into the original manuscripts of this famously ambiguous opera reveals that even its creators couldn’t decide what was going on.

Crossed wires and ‘too many deaths’: The troubled genesis of Verdi’s Il trovatore

21 June 2016

How Verdi's operatic smash hit came to being — in spite of a tangled web of correspondence between composer and librettist.

Creating a Classic: How Kenneth MacMillan created Romeo and Juliet

22 September 2015

MacMillan made ballet history with his first full-length ballet.

Making Manon: How MacMillan fused two ballerinas' styles in one role

16 September 2014

One of ballet's most iconic roles contains elements of both Antoinette Sibley and Jennifer Penney.

Manon Lescaut: A ‘Frankenstein's monster’ of an opera that proved to be Puccini's first major success

28 May 2014

The composer's third opera met with acclaim, despite a turbulent genesis.