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Articles tagged with "Król Roger"

Creator and Destroyer: Chaos vs control in Szymanowski’s Król Roger

24 April 2015

The composer was fascinated by Nietzsche’s theories of mankind’s opposing desires for control and for chaos – theories that drive the dilemma of King Roger.

Opera in the Real World Part 2: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

22 April 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Eastern Promises: The allure of the Orient in opera and ballet

27 March 2015

Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.

Opera Essentials: Król Roger

10 March 2015

Our quick guide to Szymanowski’s sumptuous opera on self-control and desire.

Król Roger to be live streamed on 16 May 2015

20 February 2015

Kasper Holten's new Royal Opera production of Szymanowski's epic will be streamed on YouTube and a new Digital Platform from Opera Europa.

Group Booking for Spring Season 2014/15 now open

8 January 2015

Great savings on productions including The Royal Opera’s Madama Butterfly and La traviata, and The Royal Ballet’s La Fille mal gardèe.

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

New Season of pre-performance talks announced for 2014/15 Season

17 November 2014

Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for an exciting introduction to our Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions.

Preparing for 2014/15 Season: Inside the Royal Opera House’s Music Library

18 July 2014

While the Opera and Ballet Companies are away, work goes into preparing the scores for the new Season.

10 Operatic Prayers: Divine music in hope of divine intervention

24 April 2014

Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.

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