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Articles tagged with "history"

A perennial favourite: The history of Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House

6 July 2016

Verdi’s fiery tragedy has been a staple at the Royal Opera House for centuries, as revealed by a foray into our archives.

An undying musical influence: Goethe, the individual and a message of hope

28 June 2016

Why have Goethe's works influenced composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Massenet?

Opera Essentials: Iain Bell’s In Parenthesis

22 June 2016

Our quick introduction to Iain Bell’s opera inspired by David Jones’s epic poem about the horrors of World War I.

Crossed wires and ‘too many deaths’: The troubled genesis of Verdi’s Il trovatore

21 June 2016

How Verdi's operatic smash hit came to being — in spite of a tangled web of correspondence between composer and librettist.

Frederick Ashton and Margot Fonteyn honoured with English Heritage blue plaques

10 June 2016

Iconic blue plaques affixed to the former homes of two of 20th century ballet's greatest stars celebrate their careers and legacy.

MacMillan's The Invitation: How dancers revive a challenging historic ballet

6 June 2016

For its first revival in decades, landmark dramatic ballet The Invitation is being performed in a very different cultural climate from its 1960 premiere.

The true story behind ‘Va pensiero’, Verdi’s famous Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

31 May 2016

Verdi’s much-loved chorus from the opera Nabucco has achieved an almost mythic status as a politically influential piece – but the truth is a little more complicated than that.

George Enescu: Romania’s very own Mozart?

20 May 2016

A childhood prodigy who attended the Vienna Conservatory aged just seven, the composer and his impressive works are now sadly neglected.

Opera Essentials: Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore

18 May 2016

Our quick introduction to a thrilling masterpiece which features some of its composer's most powerful music.

Science experiments and personal tragedy: bringing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to life

26 April 2016

Investigating the true stories and scientific discoveries behind Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece

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