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Articles tagged with "background"

Ballet Essentials: The Nutcracker

29 November 2013

A quick guide to the classic Christmas favourite.

Opera Essentials: Parsifal

28 November 2013

A quick guide to Wagner's final great masterpiece.

Ballet Essentials: Chroma/The Human Seasons/The Rite of Spring

4 November 2013

A guide to The Royal Ballet’s exhilarating mixed programme.

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.

Opera Essentials: Wozzeck

23 October 2013

A quick guide to Alban Berg's dark opera

The Spirit of Don Quixote: A history of the ballet

14 October 2013

How a colourful Spanish novel became a great ballet classic.

Ballet Essentials: Don Quixote

3 October 2013

Our quick guide to Carlos Acosta's vibrant staging of Marius Petipa's exuberant ballet.

Opera and ballet collide in The Royal Opera’s new production of Les Vêpres siciliennes

5 September 2013

We look at Stefan Herheim’s vision for Verdi’s dark tale of love and revenge.

Gloriana to be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 29 June

28 June 2013

Get ready with essential guides, production photos, interviews with the cast and a glimpse backstage into rehearsals.

Opera Essentials: Simon Boccanegra

24 June 2013

A quick guide to Giuseppe Verdi's opera about the rise and fall of the Doge of Genoa.

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