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Articles tagged with "William Shakespeare"

Verdi's Otello musical highlight: Desdemona’s Willow Song and Ave Maria

13 June 2017

An incredibly powerful argument for how goodness and love can survive in even the most nightmarish circumstances.

Opera Essentials: Verdi’s Otello

12 June 2017

Everything you need to know about this fiery Shakespearean tragedy, a late work from the master of Italian opera.

Watch: A first glimpse of The Royal Opera's new production of Verdi's Otello

7 June 2017

Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann and conductor Antonio Pappano give a taste of this hotly-anticipated new production.

Watch: Why performing Verdi's Otello ranks among opera's greatest challenges

23 May 2017

As the Shakespearean opera returns to the stage, Antonio Pappano reveals what makes the piece 'an Everest'.

Watch: Why composers and directors can't resist adapting the works of Shakespeare

15 May 2017

Nicholas Hytner, Keith Warner and Joby Talbot explore the Bard's legacy within opera and ballet.

Masterful or muddled? The controversial opera and ballet hybrid that heralded the dawn of The Royal Opera

12 December 2016

How an unlikely all-singing, all-dancing Purcell performance paved the way for the creation of The Royal Opera, 70 years ago.

Watch: 'Opera, Ballet and the Bard' Insights event on demand.

15 April 2016

Shakespeare Day insights event focuses on operas and ballets inspired by the playwright's work, including The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Otello.

Designing The Winter’s Tale: telling Shakespeare’s tale through more than words

31 March 2016

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation is a true collaborative effort, with spectacular designs from all the creative team coming together to tell the story.

The Winter’s Tale Dance Highlight: The trial scene

24 March 2016

Without words, Christopher Wheeldon's choreography powerfully illuminates Shakespeare's text and the innermost thoughts of his characters.

Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’

8 February 2016

Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.

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