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Articles tagged with "Heinrich Heine"

From legend to libretto: What drew Wagner to the myth of the Flying Dutchman?

9 February 2015

What was it in the tale of a doomed loner that so inspired the composer to create one of his first operatic masterpieces?

Opera Essentials: Der fliegende Holländer

27 January 2015

Our quick guide to Wagner's first great work, inspired by the tale of a legendary ghost ship.

The Dance of Death: In art, ballet can be very bad for your health

10 January 2014

The association between dancing and death stretches well beyond Hilarion's horrifying demise in Giselle.