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Articles tagged with "Literature"

An undying musical influence: Goethe, the individual and a message of hope

28 June 2016

Why have Goethe's works influenced composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Massenet?

Listen: Actor Michael Sheen reads the warrior’s boast from In Parenthesis

3 June 2016

David Jones’ epic war poem comes to the Royal Opera House stage in an operatic adaption from Welsh National Opera

Nominations announced for South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2016

5 May 2016

Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works and Kasper Holten's production of Król Roger received nods alongside the best of British arts and culture.

Science experiments and personal tragedy: bringing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to life

26 April 2016

Investigating the true stories and scientific discoveries behind Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece

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.

‘There is a place for magic in the world’: Philip Pullman and The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

8 December 2015

The award-winning author talks about his Eastern-inspired fairytale and the importance of introducing the arts to children.

National Poetry Day: The poems you'd love to turn into operas and ballets

8 October 2015

In celebration of this most lyrical form of literature, we asked you for your dream adaptations.

Ballet Essentials: Woolf Works

27 April 2015

Our quick guide to Wayne McGregor's first full-length ballet for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.

Virginia Woolf – Voyage into Selfhood

26 March 2015

On the centenary of the publication of the author’s first novel, we look at its poignant intersection with Woolf’s own life.

Virginia Woolf, feminist icon

8 March 2015

On International Women’s Day we look at why the writer's work still speaks to so many of us.

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