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Articles tagged with "myth"

Watch: ‘The tragedy of all tragedies’ – Johan Reuter and John Tomlinson on Oedipe

27 May 2016

The stars of The Royal Opera's new production discuss the monstrous myth and what makes the music so special for singers.

Watch: Our new myth-busting short film 'What do you see?'

7 October 2015

The film seeks to dispel the myths around opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House.

Opera Essentials: Orphée et Eurydice

27 August 2015

Our quick introduction to Gluck’s revolutionary opera, inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus.

Irresistible stories: Myth and art

22 June 2015

Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.

The Swan Lake mystery: An amalgam of different fairytales

19 February 2015

The exact authors of Swan Lake are unknown – but the ballet shows the influence of a variety of different fairytales.

From legend to libretto: What drew Wagner to the myth of the Flying Dutchman?

9 February 2015

What was it in the tale of a doomed loner that so inspired the composer to create one of his first operatic masterpieces?

Opera Essentials: Der fliegende Holländer

27 January 2015

Our quick guide to Wagner's first great work, inspired by the tale of a legendary ghost ship.

Orfeo Musical Highlight: 'Possente spirto'

9 January 2015

Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.

Singing for the truth: What makes the story of Orfeo so powerful?

6 January 2015

Former Artistic Director of the RSC Michael Boyd on making his operatic debut and why Monteverdi’s music is like listening to Shakespeare.

Opera Essentials: Orfeo

22 December 2014

Our quick guide to the first operatic masterpiece, a tale of love and loss.

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