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Articles tagged with "commedia dell’arte"

Oh yes it is!: The surprising history of pantomime at the Royal Opera House

16 December 2015

Our seasonal Item of the Month from ROH Collections shows the rich (and surprising) history of the Christmas panto at the ROH.

‘Born for buffa’: The tricks of the trade that Rossini exploited to become a master of comedy


13 April 2015

The Italian composer was a genius at creating silly, surprising and strangely moving comic operas.

Stories without words: Narrative ballets and their many inspirations

20 November 2014

How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.

Opera Essentials: Ariadne auf Naxos

23 June 2014

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