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Articles tagged with "history"

Ballet Essentials: La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter)

16 April 2015

Our quick guide to Ashton’s joyous ballet inspired by English country life.

Opera Essentials: Il turco in Italia

8 April 2015

Our quick guide to Rossini’s delightful comedy.

Debate: Are tutus old-fashioned or a vital part of ballet's heritage and identity?

7 April 2015

The definitive piece of ballet costume has been around for nearly 200 years, but is it still relevant in the 21st century?

Butterfly’s Nagasaki: The Japanese city in life and art

2 April 2015

Nagasaki’s complex history makes it the perfect setting for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Collections in Focus: Dance Card from World War II

1 April 2015

During the war the Royal Opera House was the superclub of its day - converted into a dance hall it played host to 1,500 jitterbugging dancers each night.

#MuseumWeek 2015: A look back on seven days of insights into our historic collections

30 March 2015

We dug through our treasure trove of 300 years of Covent Garden artifacts as part of this global social media event.

Explore the historic ROH Collections during #MuseumWeek

20 March 2015

We'll be giving unique glimpses into our collections along with thousands of other museums, theatres and galleries worldwide.

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?

A Dramatic Improvement: Puccini and the creation of Madama Butterfly

16 March 2015

With this tragedy, Puccini transcended the role of composer by incorporating touches that mark him as a dramatist of genius.

Mahagonny Musical Highlight: The Mandalay Song

10 March 2015

Kurt Weill thought this one of his best pieces, but it was decades before the controversial scene would be performed.

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