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Articles tagged with "waltz"

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: W is for Waltz

14 July 2014

The composer shared Johann Strauss II's fondness for triple time.

How to Stage an Opera: Faust and the 19th Century

22 April 2014

How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.

La traviata Musical Highlight: 'Parigi, o cara'

17 April 2014

We look at the moving final duet between Verdi's heroine Violetta and her love Alfredo.

Faust Musical Highlight: The giddy exuberance of the waltz

10 April 2014

Gounod’s use of waltz songs creates a sense of the joy of life.

The Waltz: Elegance combined with an erotic air

5 July 2013

As La rondine opens, we look at the origins and appeal of the waltz and its cultural significance.

Opera Essentials: La rondine

3 July 2013

A guide to Puccini's tender opera.