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Articles tagged with "Les Contes d’Hoffmann"

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.

Venice has provided setting and inspiration for countless operas


3 October 2014

The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.

A devil of a good opera

21 March 2014

As we show a group of productions exploring the fascination of the Faust story we ask if the devil has the best tunes.