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Articles tagged with "by Kasper Holten"

A Fusion of Styles: Sicily, Szymanowski and Król Roger

28 April 2015

Sicily's eclectic history inspired the Polish composer to fuse a variety of different styles in his masterful opera.

Creator and Destroyer: Chaos vs control in Szymanowski’s Król Roger

24 April 2015

The composer was fascinated by Nietzsche’s theories of mankind’s opposing desires for control and for chaos – theories that drive the dilemma of King Roger.

Opera in the Real World Part 2: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

22 April 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Eastern Promises: The allure of the Orient in opera and ballet

27 March 2015

Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.

Opera Essentials: Król Roger

10 March 2015

Our quick guide to Szymanowski’s sumptuous opera on self-control and desire.

Król Roger to be live-streamed on 16 May 2015

20 February 2015

Kasper Holten's new Royal Opera production of Szymanowski's epic will be streamed on YouTube and a new Digital Platform from Opera Europa.

Opera Essentials: L’Ormindo

3 February 2015

Our quick guide to Cavalli’s ingenious comedy, staged in the beautiful candlelit setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe.

Trade secrets: How do you ‘paint’ a rotating set with video projections?

27 January 2015

A look at the complex effects that light up the ground-breaking set of Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni.

Opera's new homes: What's behind the trend of opera outside the opera house?


7 January 2015

From a converted tramshed to a Suffolk beach, opera is spreading its wings.

Making Don Giovanni’ exhibition reveals how an opera production is created, from early designs to arriving on stage

15 December 2014

Free Front of House exhibition melds video, designs and costumes to offer unique insight into the process of staging a production.

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