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Articles tagged with "synopsis"

Opera Essentials: Guillaume Tell

16 June 2015

Our quick introduction to Rossini’s final masterpiece, which contains some of the composer's most inspired music.

Ballet Essentials: La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter)

16 April 2015

Our quick guide to Ashton’s joyous ballet inspired by English country life.

Opera Essentials: Il turco in Italia

8 April 2015

Our quick guide to Rossini’s delightful comedy.

Opera Essentials: Madama Butterfly

9 March 2015

Our quick guide to Puccini's iconic and heartbreaking tragedy.

Opera Essentials: Un ballo in maschera

15 December 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.

Opera Essentials: Rigoletto

29 August 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's acclaimed tragedy.

The Winter's Tale: Synopsis

9 April 2014

Discover the full story of Christopher Wheeldon's new ballet, based on Shakespeare's play.

Watch: A background to Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale


28 February 2014

Christopher Wheeldon and theatre director Lucy Bailey shed light on the play’s themes and plot.

Watch: Insights into Wozzeck

30 October 2013

Conductor Mark Elder's introduction to Berg's opera, as well as a look at how the composer used the vocal technique of Sprechgesang.

Debate: Informed performance - should we read up before attending a show?

26 September 2013

Does reading synopses and contextual information beforehand detract or enhance an experience?

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