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Articles tagged with "Greek"

Gods in opera: From the all-powerful to imagined excuses for human (in)actions

29 October 2014

The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.

Watch: Aakash Odedra rehearses his new piece with Royal Ballet dancers for Deloitte Ignite 2014

7 August 2014

Design will feature collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili, who will paint directly onto dancers.

The operas of Mark-Anthony Turnage

18 October 2013

Before the staging of Greek, a look at the audacious, candid and engrossing output of an ‘operatic enfant terrible’.

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.

Drama Revisited: Classical myths in opera

23 September 2013

As The Royal Opera revives Elektra, we explore other examples of legends on the lyric stage.