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Opera Essentials: Janáček's From the House of the Dead

23 February 2018 at 5.53pm

A quick guide to Janáček's intense and provocative opera, based on Dostoyevsky's novel.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    The Principal dancers give a glimpse into preparations for the live cinema relay of Christopher Wheeldon's Shakespeare adaptation.

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    The Principal dancers give a glimpse into preparations for the live cinema relay of Christopher Wheeldon's Shakespeare adaptation.

    Christopher Wheeldon's modern classic will be relayed live around the world.

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    21 February 2018

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  2. Opera and Music

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    Watch: A first glimpse of The Royal Opera's From the House of the Dead

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  3. Learning

    As booking opens for the new Season's Schools' Matinees, soprano Ermonela Jaho answers schoolchildren's questions about opera.

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  4. Off stage

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