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Articles tagged with "background"

A happy marriage despite a fiery courtship: Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

2 December 2015

Fierce competition may have fuelled the composition of these two operas, but together they now make one of opera’s most popular couplings.

Opera Essentials: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

1 December 2015

Our quick introduction to this family opera inspired by Philip Pullman’s captivating fairytale.

Opera Essentials: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

20 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this classic pairing of two highly dramatic Italian operas.

A Much-Loved Classic: Why Ashton’s The Two Pigeons is making a long-awaited return to the stage

16 November 2015

Our audiences have pushed for a revival of this two-act work more than any other Ashton ballet, but what makes it so loved?

Dance Essentials: Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Until.With/Out.Enough / TearFall / Bloom

3 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme from one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.

Opera Essentials: Morgen und Abend

26 October 2015

Our quick introduction to this world premiere by acclaimed Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas.

Opera Essentials: Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

21 October 2015

Our quick introduction to this fabulous Baroque opera.

Ballet Essentials: Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas de deux / Carmen

20 October 2015

Our quick introduction to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme of 20th-century American classics and vibrant new works, including the world premiere of Carlos Acosta’s Carmen.

Orpheus Musical Highlight: ‘Mio ben teco’

16 October 2015

An effortless and moving statement of undying love, this aria from opera's earliest years by Luigi Rossi deserves to be far better known.

Viscera Dance Highlight: The final movement

13 October 2015

The third movement of Liam Scarlett’s transatlantic ballet feeds off the excitement and velocity of the Liebermann piano concerto that inspired it.

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