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Articles tagged with "Paris"

Opera in the City of Love: Paris as muse

13 May 2015

Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.

Manon and the seductive allure of courtesans and pleasure

17 December 2013

A look at the 19th-century fascination with the fallen woman.

Opera Essentials: La rondine

3 July 2013

A guide to Puccini's tender opera.

Opera Essentials: La bohème

18 February 2013

Love and death in bohemian Paris – a guide to Puccini's poignant opera, as the curtain goes up on John Copley's classic production.

A Postcard from Meyerbeer’s Paris

29 September 2012

We take a look at the times in which grand opéra shuddered onto the opera scene.