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Articles tagged with "romance"

How the Lilac Fairy tells a story through mime in The Sleeping Beauty

2 March 2017

Former Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason and First Soloist Claire Calvert explore one of classical dance's most charming roles with Darcey Bussell.

Watch: 6 of the most romantic ballets

13 February 2017

We've scoured the repertory in search of the most romantic ballets for Valentine's Day.

An empathetic composer: How Tchaikovsky reflected his own life in Eugene Onegin

19 December 2015

In his operatic masterpiece, Tchaikovsky shows a real affinity for his characters, with musical intricacies revealing the depth of his characterization.

Intimate Truths: The private world of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

11 December 2015

Look closer at this masterpiece and you'll see an entirely new kind of opera, one which rails against the societal conventions its composer loathed.