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Articles tagged with "Król Roger"

Your reaction: Król Roger live streamed via The Opera Platform

16 May 2015

What did you think of the free live stream of Szymanowski's opera?

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team discuss Król Roger

16 May 2015

Films from the live stream of Karol Szymanowski's sumptuous opera Król Roger, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

How to Stage an Opera: Opening the inner world of Król Roger

11 May 2015

When the huge stage you're working on can accommodate 33 red London buses, how do directors illuminate the nuanced inner struggles of a character?

The Real King Roger: The real-life ruler that inspired Szymanowski’s Król Roger

7 May 2015

One of the outstanding rulers of pre-modern Europe, King Roger II of Sicily united different cultures in one kingdom.

Watch: Kasper Holten – ‘The brilliance of Król Roger is that it is at once deeply personal and incredibly universal’

7 May 2015

Royal Opera Director discusses the treasures of early 20th-century opera and staging Karol Szymanowski’s Król Roger.

Opera Europa live streaming platform launches with a relay of La traviata from Teatro Real, Madrid on 8 May 2015

7 May 2015

The Opera Platform will offer relays from 15 European opera houses, beginning with David McVicar’s new production of Verdi’s classic.

Your reaction: Król Roger 2015

2 May 2015

What did you think of Kasper Holten's new production of Szymanowski's King Roger?

Król Roger Musical Highlight: Roxana’s Song

1 May 2015

The sensuous siren call of King Roger’s wife is one of the opera’s most intoxicating moments.

A Fusion of Styles: Sicily, Szymanowski and Król Roger

28 April 2015

Sicily's eclectic history inspired the Polish composer to fuse a variety of different styles in his masterful opera.

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.

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