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Articles tagged with "history"

Watch: Home video of The Royal Ballet’s 1955 tour to the USA and Canada

26 June 2015

Footage of the Company filming The Sleeping Beauty for TV and seeing the sights of New York has been donated to the ROH Collections.

How Rossini blended French and Italian opera traditions in Guillaume Tell

25 June 2015

The composer managed to remain very much himself while adapting to French tastes.

The role of ballet in grand opera

22 June 2015

Why it would be a mistake to cut the ballet sequences of Guillaume Tell.

Putting the chorus centre stage in Guillaume Tell

19 June 2015

How Rossini’s foregrounding of the people radically changed the balance of drama in the opera.

A turning point in opera: Rossini and Guillaume Tell

18 June 2015

Rossini made historic developments in his final opera, which precursed the tropes of modern film directors and ushered in a whole new genre.

Opera Essentials: Guillaume Tell

16 June 2015

Our quick introduction to Rossini’s final masterpiece, which contains some of the composer's most inspired music.

The finale mystery: Ending Don Giovanni

11 June 2015

Mozart’s masterpiece has more than its fair share of alternative endings.

ROH Collections Item of the Month: Photos of early Royal Ballet Tours to the USA and Canada

3 June 2015

This new donation from a former horn player with the ROH Orchestra gives a glimpse into life on The Royal Ballet’s 1949 and 1953 tours.

One masterpiece after another: The quiet revolutionism of Afternoon of a Faun

1 June 2015

Controversial at its premiere, this dreamlike story of unfulfilled desire has seduced several great artists over the past century.

How Rossini’s Guillaume Tell bore witness to revolution in France, Italy and beyond

28 May 2015

Operas and plays of the early 1800s allowed the people of Europe to reflect on turbulent recent history.

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