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Articles tagged with "Guillaume Tell"

Exploding apples and slow motion arrows: how to stage moments of high drama in grand opera

19 March 2015

Have we gone beyond Wagnerian snobbery about the genre’s reliance on special effects?

Group Booking opens for Summer Season 2014/15

9 March 2015

Great savings for productions including Wayne McGregor's new full-length Royal Ballet work Woolf Works and the farewell run of John Copley's beloved production of Puccini's La bohème.

Exploding palaces and masses of high Cs – the rise, fall and rise again of grand opera

20 February 2015

In her first post, our Writer in Residence explores the fortunes of a spectacular art form.

Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers

23 January 2015

Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.

Rediscovering lost operas: The fluctuating fortunes of your favourite works

17 October 2014

With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.

Royal Opera House stars gather to launch Live Cinema Season 2014/15

16 October 2014

Dancer Melissa Hamilton, soprano Elizabeth Watts, Kevin O’Hare and others celebrate the start of the new Season.

Antonio Pappano to be celebrated during 2014/15 Royal Opera Season

2 April 2014

The Music Director will conduct six operas, as well as the first in a series of annual symphonic concerts at Covent Garden.

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15

31 March 2014

Live Cinema Season 2014/15 includes 7 operas and 4 ballets screened live in cinemas across the world.

A Postcard from Meyerbeer’s Paris

29 September 2012

We take a look at the times in which grand opéra shuddered onto the opera scene.