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Articles tagged with "introduction"

Lights! Coloratura! Action!: The giddy world of opera’s ‘action’ songs

3 February 2016

Drinking songs such as La traviata’s famous Brindisi are just the start of opera's songs describing action.

Emmanuel Chabrier: An unsung hero of 19th-century French music

25 January 2016

The composer of L’Étoile was highly respected by his musical and painterly peers, including Debussy, Stravinsky and Manet.

What is it about fairytales that continues to fascinate composers and audiences?

30 December 2015

The centuries-old form continues to inspire, even into the 21st century through works such as The Firework-Maker’s Daughter.

Opera Essentials: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

1 December 2015

Our quick introduction to this family opera inspired by Philip Pullman’s captivating fairytale.

A Much-Loved Classic: Why Ashton’s The Two Pigeons is making a long-awaited return to the stage

16 November 2015

Our audiences have pushed for a revival of this two-act work more than any other Ashton ballet, but what makes it so loved?

Dance Essentials: Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Until.With/Out.Enough / TearFall / Bloom

3 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme from one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.

Opera Essentials: Morgen und Abend

26 October 2015

Our quick introduction to this world premiere by acclaimed Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas.

Opera Essentials: Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

21 October 2015

Our quick introduction to this fabulous Baroque opera.

Ballet Essentials: Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas de deux / Carmen

20 October 2015

Our quick introduction to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme of 20th-century American classics and vibrant new works, including the world premiere of Carlos Acosta’s Carmen.

Orpheus Musical Highlight: ‘Mio ben teco’

16 October 2015

An effortless and moving statement of undying love, this aria from opera's earliest years by Luigi Rossi deserves to be far better known.

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