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Articles tagged with "highlight"

Il trovatore musical highlight: ‘Tace la notte’

20 June 2016

Verdi was more than simply the composer of big tunes — he was also an expert at creating nuanced characters and psychological drama.

Werther Musical Highlight: Charlotte’s ‘Air des lettres’

17 June 2016

In one of the opera's most heart-wrenching moments, Massenet gives us a crucial insight into his heroine’s tortured soul, as she reflects on a love that can never be.

Verdi's Nabucco musical highlight: ‘Donna, chi sei?’

6 June 2016

Verdi shines the spotlight on the opera’s bad guys in this thrilling, ferocious duet.

Oedipe musical highlight: The Sphinx

23 May 2016

Enescu writes spine-chilling music for Oedipus’ climactic meeting with the monstrous Sphinx.

The Winter’s Tale Dance Highlight: The trial scene

24 March 2016

Without words, Christopher Wheeldon's choreography powerfully illuminates Shakespeare's text and the innermost thoughts of his characters.

The Importance of Being Earnest Musical Highlight: ‘And this is what you call Bunburying?!’

21 March 2016

Gerald Barry warps Oscar Wilde’s celebrated absurdist comedy into something even stranger in his brilliant operatic adaptation.

Boris Godunov musical highlight: The Coronation Scene

29 February 2016

Musorgsky's musical portrait of a fractured society and a fractured mind.

Giselle Dance Highlight: The Act II pas de deux

12 February 2016

In this pas de deux of astonishing intensity, Giselle begs for the man who caused her death to be forgiven.

Il trittico Musical Highlight: ‘O mio babbino caro’

11 February 2016

Lauretta’s lovely little aria is key in shaping the black comedy of Gianni Schicchi, the final opera in Puccini’s triptych.

After the Rain Dance Highlight: The pas de deux

25 January 2016

The hypnotic second movement from Christopher Wheeldon’s masterful abstract ballet has a special power and resonance.

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