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Articles tagged with "background"

Opera Essentials: Maria Stuarda

25 June 2014

A quick guide to Donizetti's blistering Tudor drama, which pits Mary Queen of Scots against Elizabeth I.

Opera Essentials: Ariadne auf Naxos

23 June 2014

A quick guide to Strauss's sparkling tragi-comedic opera.

How to Stage an Opera: community in Dialogues des Carmélites

11 June 2014

How Robert Carsen's production drives home the real tragedy behind Poulenc's powerful masterpiece.

Ballet Essentials: The Dream / Connectome / The Concert

30 May 2014

A quick guide to The Royal Ballet's new mixed programme, featuring classic works by Ashton and Robbins as well as a world premiere from Alastair Marriott.

How to Stage an Opera: Tosca and one day in Rome

29 May 2014

Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown's painstaking attention to detail almost matches Puccini's.

Connectome: Cutting-edge ballet from cutting-edge science

28 May 2014

A new theory about what creates our memories, personality and intellect has influenced Alastair Marriott's new ballet.

Opera Essentials: Dialogues des Carmélites

22 May 2014

A quick guide to Poulenc's powerful opera.

Musical Highlight: The Salve Regina of Dialogues des Carmélites

13 May 2014

Tragedy and transcendence in the finale of Poulenc's greatest work.

Tosca Musical Highlight: 'Vissi d'arte'

1 May 2014

A hypnotic moment of stillness in Puccini's operatic thriller.

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.

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