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Articles tagged with "essentials"

Ballet Essentials: Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia

21 October 2016

Our quick introduction to this tale of memory, identity and loss in the Russian Revolution, from the master of dramatic ballet.

Ballet Essentials: The Sleeping Beauty

19 October 2016

A guide to The Royal Ballet's quintessential fairytale ballet.

Theatre Essentials: Isango Ensemble’s A Man of Good Hope

5 October 2016

Our quick introduction to the South African theatre company’s story of an African migrant’s indomitable hope, told through music, theatre and dance.

Opera Essentials: Shostakovich’s The Nose

27 September 2016

Our quick guide to Shostakovich’s surreal and brilliant first opera, in a new production by acclaimed Australian director Barrie Kosky.

Opera Essentials: Mozart's Così fan tutte

6 September 2016

Our quick introduction to Mozart and Da Ponte’s glorious opera on the nature of love.

Opera Essentials: Bellini’s Norma

5 September 2016

Our quick introduction to Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.

Opera Essentials: Massenet's Werther

7 June 2016

Our quick introduction to Massenet’s Goethe-inspired tragedy of an impossible love.

Opera Essentials: Verdi's Nabucco

2 June 2016

Our quick introduction to Verdi’s first great success, home to the famous ‘Va pensiero’ chorus.

Ballet Essentials: Obsidian Tear / The Invitation / Within the Golden Hour

24 May 2016

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme of works by great British choreographers — Kenneth MacMillan, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor.

Opera Essentials: Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore

18 May 2016

Our quick introduction to a thrilling masterpiece which features some of its composer's most powerful music.

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