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Articles tagged with "folktale"

Opera Essentials: Swanhunter

1 April 2015

Our quick guide to Opera North and The Wrong Crowd’s new production of Jonathan Dove’s delightful folk-inspired opera, the perfect introduction for all ages.

The Swan Lake mystery: An amalgam of different fairytales

19 February 2015

The exact authors of Swan Lake are unknown – but the ballet shows the influence of a variety of different fairytales.

From legend to libretto: What drew Wagner to the myth of the Flying Dutchman?

9 February 2015

What was it in the tale of a doomed loner that so inspired the composer to create one of his first operatic masterpieces?