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Articles tagged with "Production"

Your Reaction: What did you think of Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée?

28 September 2016

The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season opens with the founding choreographer’s joyful ballet The Wayward Daughter

Who was the Barber of Seville?

27 September 2016

Far from a random choice, why making Figaro a barber gives the hero of Mozart and Rossini's operas a controversial, revolutionary spin.

Opera Essentials: Shostakovich’s The Nose

27 September 2016

Our quick guide to Shostakovich’s surreal and brilliant first opera, in a new production by acclaimed Australian director Barrie Kosky.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Mozart's Così fan tutte?

23 September 2016

A round-up of reviews and reactions to Jan Philipp Gloger's new production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera on the nature of love.

Dance highlight: the Clog Dance from La Fille mal gardée

20 September 2016

Much more than a charming set-piece with some snazzy shoes, Ashton’s delightful Lancastrian clog dance draws on traditions that are both English and international.

Making it up as they go along? Mozart, Da Ponte and the creation of Così fan tutte

19 September 2016

Research into the original manuscripts of this famously ambiguous opera reveals that even its creators couldn’t decide what was going on.

Norma musical highlight: ‘Casta diva’

16 September 2016

Our one-stop guide to Bellini’s beautiful prayer for his title character, one of the best loved arias in the bel canto repertory.

A Norma trapped by society’s norms: the challenges of directing Bellini’s masterpiece in the 21st century

16 September 2016

Director Àlex Ollé on why Norma is no stock character but a very human figure, whose doubts and problems have an entirely contemporary resonance.

Così fan tutte: what can the online dating generation can learn from Mozart's 'School for Lovers'?

16 September 2016

Today's modern dating world has more in common with the world of Così than we may give it credit for.

Aiming high: 10 of the most challenging soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

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