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Articles tagged with "history"

Getting it Right: Peter Wright on his production of Giselle

16 February 2016

Wright’s Royal Ballet production has become the must-see staging of this quintessential Romantic ballet.

Opera Essentials: Il trittico

10 February 2016

Our quick introduction to Puccini’s trio of short operas, bringing together the dramatic, tragic and comedic best of this giant of Italian opera.

Rachmaninoff's dark side: Can great artistry exist without the agony of perfectionism?

26 January 2016

Rachmaninoff’s music is adored the world over, but he was plagued with self-doubt.

Iced Gems: Remembering the Royal Opera House’s indoor ice-skating rink

19 January 2016

In the 1930s, long before on-ice theatre adaptations became an arena staple, the ROH had its own skating rink.

The Real Traviata: The tragic true story that inspired La traviata

15 January 2016

The life of courtesan Marie Duplessis and her early death from consumption inspired several works of art, including Verdi's famous opera.

How the ROH Costume department create Tudor costumes for Elizabeth that are light enough to dance in

6 January 2016

Head of Costume Fay Fullerton on the challenges of re-creating Elizabethan costumes for 21st-century ballet.

Opera Essentials: Tosca

31 December 2015

Our quick introduction to Puccini’s (not so) ‘shabby little shocker’, which features some of the composer’s most evocative music.

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.

Watch: Semyon Bychkov on Eugene Onegin – ‘The story that touches everyone’

23 November 2015

The acclaimed Russian conductor explores his personal response to this great Russian opera, one of his ‘first operatic loves’.

Opera Essentials: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

20 November 2015

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

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