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Articles tagged with "Paris"

Amazing ballet and opera settings that will make you want to travel

19 August 2016

Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.

The Real Traviata: The tragic true story that inspired La traviata

15 January 2016

The life of courtesan Marie Duplessis and her early death from consumption inspired several works of art, including Verdi's famous opera.

Remixing in the age of Baroque: How and why Gluck transformed Orfeo ed Euridice into Orphée et Eurydice

11 September 2015

Gluck made significant changes when he adapted his opera for Paris – some of them controversial.

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.