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Articles tagged with "Mark-Anthony Turnage"

X-appeal: Christopher Wheeldon and Mark-Anthony Turnage on the 19th-century scandal that inspired their new ballet

30 July 2015

The choreographer and composer on the story behind John Singer Sargent's 'Portrait of Madame X', and how it has influenced their latest collaboration.

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?

Anna Nicole Musical Highlight: The PARTAY! Scene

11 September 2014

With its lavish hedonism, Anna Nicole makes the soirées in La traviata and La bohème look like a teddy bears' picnic.

Opera Essentials: Anna Nicole

25 August 2014

Our guide to Mark-Anthony Turnage's sensational 2011 opera.

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.

Anna Nicole Musical Highlight: Daniel's Drug Ballad

15 August 2014

A short solo listing the drugs taken by Anna Nicole Smith's son distills the emotional essence of a tragic tale.

Opera's Russian Dolls: the opera-within-an-opera

27 June 2014

Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.

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.

Watch: Cast and creative team on Anna Nicole - 'It's a mirror for our society'

6 June 2014

Go behind the scenes with Antonio Pappano, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Richard Thomas.

Operatic Pacifism

30 January 2014

In preparation for English Touring Opera's production of King Priam, we look at how pacifist ideals have influenced opera in the last century.

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