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Articles tagged with "myth"

Gods in opera: From the all-powerful to imagined excuses for human (in)actions

29 October 2014

The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.

Listen: Can the arts help people better understand mental illness?

9 October 2014

We speak to one of the creators of new ballet Cassandra, and to a consultant psychiatrist, about understanding and representing psychosis on stage.

Watch: The stories of Prometheus and Leda and the Swan

5 September 2014

Ancient myth illustrated with new animations, voiced by Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory.

Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory short films to have their premiere at Deloitte Ignite 2014

4 September 2014

Actors perform poems on film, and voice animated films inspired by the festival's theme of myth.

Ballet and myth: A fascination that goes back centuries

1 September 2014

How ancient mythological stories continue to inspire choreographers and dancers.

Watch: Aakash Odedra rehearses his new piece with Royal Ballet dancers for Deloitte Ignite 2014

7 August 2014

Design will feature collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili, who will paint directly onto dancers.

Opera Essentials: Ariadne auf Naxos

23 June 2014

A quick guide to Strauss's sparkling tragi-comedic opera.

Musical Highlight: The Cry of the Falcon motif from Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten

10 March 2014

We explore a tiny and incredibly powerful idea in Richard Strauss's mystical opera.

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.

Drama Revisited: Classical myths in opera

23 September 2013

As The Royal Opera revives Elektra, we explore other examples of legends on the lyric stage.

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