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Articles tagged with "Kurt Weill"

Living the American Dream: How opera has embraced and attacked a national ethos

1 September 2014

From cheerful go-getting lumberjacks to a city of hedonism in the desert, lyric theatre has long confronted the ideals of the USA.

Laughing in the face of tragedy: Black comedy in opera

21 August 2014

Anna Nicole is just the tip of an iceberg – operas have long come with a sharp edge.

Operageddon: Musings on the end of the world

24 June 2014

Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.

Storyville: A new ballet from Christopher Hampson and Ballet Black

17 February 2012

A look in at rehearsals for a tale of love and corruption set in New Orleans.

Festive Treats 2011: Magical Night

9 December 2011

A colourful new adventure for Christmas from ROH2.