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Articles tagged with "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny"

Watch: Will Self event live streamed for free on 4 March 2015

27 February 2015

Watch the novelist and journalist challenge the purpose of opera and the organizations that create it.


Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers

23 January 2015

Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.

Group Booking for Spring Season 2014/15 now open

8 January 2015

Great savings on productions including The Royal Opera’s Madama Butterfly and La traviata, and The Royal Ballet’s La Fille mal gardèe.

Watch: John Fulljames on Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny – 'It's our world reflected on the stage'

5 January 2015

The director on the power of Weill and Brecht's potent satire of consumerism, and its continued relevance in the 21st century.

‘Urban without being slangy, modern without being modish’ - The challenges of translating Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

10 December 2014

Writer and lyricist Jeremy Sams on the pressures of translating an opera.

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

Rediscovering lost operas: The fluctuating fortunes of your favourite works

17 October 2014

With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.

Royal Opera House stars gather to launch Live Cinema Season 2014/15

16 October 2014

Dancer Melissa Hamilton, soprano Elizabeth Watts, Kevin O’Hare and others celebrate the start of the new Season.

Living the American Dream: How opera has embraced and attacked a national ethos

1 September 2014

From cheerful go-getting lumberjacks to a city of hedonism in the desert, lyric theatre has long confronted the ideals of the USA.

Laughing in the face of tragedy: Black comedy in opera

21 August 2014

Anna Nicole is just the tip of an iceberg – operas have long come with a sharp edge.

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