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Articles tagged with "highlight"

Don Carlo musical highlight: the Grand Inquisitor duet

16 May 2017

This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.

Mayerling dance highlight: the Bedroom pas de deux

19 April 2017

This intense duet reflects the shared obsession that will lead Prince Rudolf and Mary Vetsera to their joint suicide.

Puccini's Madama Butterfly musical highlight: ‘Un bel dì vedremo’

28 March 2017

Cio-Cio-San’s much-loved aria is a perfect and painful encapsulation of the tragedy at the opera’s heart.

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg musical highlight: ‘Selig, wie die Sonne’

14 March 2017

Richard Wagner’s magnificent quintet – arguably his greatest ensemble – radiantly celebrates love and art.

Jewels dance highlight: The ‘Diamonds’ pas de deux

17 February 2017

Unicorns, medieval tapestries and glittering diamonds – Balanchine’s magnificent pas de deux draws on some surprising influences.

The Sleeping Beauty dance highlight: the Bluebird pas de deux

7 February 2017

Who are the left-field fairytale characters who dance in the ballet's final act, and what makes their moment in the spotlight so spellbinding?

Adriana Lecouvreur musical highlight: Princesse de Bouillon’s aria ‘Acerba voluttà, dolce tortura’

19 January 2017

Cilea writes a fiery, impassioned aria for his villainess – proof that in opera, even baddies can be pitiable.

Der Rosenkavalier musical highlight: ‘Hab mir’s gelobt’

21 December 2016

What makes Strauss's trio for female voice so powerful that the composer requested it be played at his funeral?

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut musical highlight: The intermezzo

17 November 2016

Even without vocals, Puccini's music still packs a remarkably powerful punch.

Les Contes d’Hoffmann musical highlight: The Doll Aria

14 November 2016

Offenbach’s Olympia shows she’s no ordinary doll in this fiendishly difficult party-piece for soprano.

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