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Articles tagged with "background"

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.

Opera Essentials: Verdi's La traviata

14 April 2014

A quick guide to Verdi's heartbreaking tragedy.

The Winter's Tale: Synopsis

9 April 2014

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

Musical Highlight: The Cry of the Falcon motif from Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten

10 March 2014

We explore a tiny and incredibly powerful idea in Richard Strauss's mystical opera.

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.

Musical Highlight: 'Pour me rapprocher Marie' from La Fille du régiment

26 February 2014

We explore Tonio's beautifully lyrical aria from Donizetti's opera La Fille du régiment.

Opera Essentials: La Fille du régiment

25 February 2014

A quick guide to Donizetti's exuberant comedy.

Ballet Essentials: Giselle

16 January 2014

A quick guide to the quintessential Romantic ballet.

Opera Essentials: Manon

9 January 2014

A quick guide to Massenet's classic opera.

Opera Essentials: Carmen

9 December 2013

A quick guide to Bizet's fiery masterpiece.

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