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Articles tagged with "goethe"

What is serialism?

25 July 2014

Schoenberg saw the possibilities of serialism and his views of God as intrinsically linked.

How to Stage an Opera: Faust and the 19th Century

22 April 2014

How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.

Listen: Hilary Mantel on Faustian pacts, and what would tempt her

9 April 2014

The award-winning novelist on how she has explored the nature of evil and the devil in her own work.

Peeling back the myth: Searching for the Real Doctor Faustus


4 April 2014

Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?

A guide to Lieder: Operas in miniature

3 April 2014

In preparation for Jonas Kaufmann's recital of Winterreise on the main stage, we look at the history of this exquisite art form.

Opera Essentials: Faust

28 March 2014

A quick guide to Gounod's popular grand opera.

Hilary Mantel gets inside the head of Faust: 'The greatest terror is the terror of not knowing'

25 March 2014

The author of Wolf Hall on artistic pressures and what a pact with the devil might mean today.

A devil of a good opera

21 March 2014

As we show a group of productions exploring the fascination of the Faust story we ask if the devil has the best tunes.

Opera Essentials: Die Frau ohne Schatten

12 February 2014

A quick guide to Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal's mystical masterpiece.

Introducing A Faustian Pack

3 February 2014

There are already at least 40 operatic adaptations of the Faust legend, so why has The Royal Opera commissioned two more?

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