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Articles tagged with "programme trail"

Christopher Wheeldon and the many different styles that bring Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to life

1 December 2014

To create his ballet the choreographer drew on everything from classical ballet to tap and Broadway musicals.

Externalizing the internal: How Wagner depicts the inner world of Tristan und Isolde

28 November 2014

Wagner explores the clash between his heroine's interior world and the harsh outer world in this operatic masterpiece.

Context is king: Verdi's self-criticism of I due Foscari overlooks extraordinary emotional insight

12 October 2014

The composer thought his early tragedy too bleak – but look closer and Verdi the dramatist begins to emerge from the shadows in this crucial work.

Rossini vs the music industry: How the composer quietly subverted the 1800s mainstream


10 September 2014

Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?

Border Control: La Fille du régiment's influence on Italian opera

1 March 2014

A look at the surprising influence Donizetti's charming opéra comique had on 19th-century Italian opera.

Wozzeck: The Genesis of a Masterpiece

29 October 2013

A look at the inception, creation and reception of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.