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Articles tagged with "essentials"

Opera Essentials: Philip Venables’s 4.48 Psychosis

17 May 2016

Our quick introduction to the first operatic adaptation of Sarah Kane’s astonishing final play.

Opera Essentials: George Enescu's Oedipe

26 April 2016

Our quick introduction to Enescu’s only opera and his masterpiece, inspired by the Greek tragedy of Oedipus.

Opera Essentials: Tannhäuser

15 April 2016

5 things you need to know about Wagner’s potent early opera.

Ballet Essentials: Frankenstein

14 April 2016

Our quick introduction to Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece.

Opera Essentials: Lucia di Lammermoor

9 March 2016

Our quick introduction to Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s violent tragedy.

Opera Essentials: The Importance of Being Earnest

4 March 2016

Our quick introduction to Gerald Barry’s bonkers and brilliant adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy.

Opera Essentials: Boris Godunov

25 February 2016

Our quick introduction to Musorgsky’s masterful epic opera on the perils of power.

Ballet Essentials: After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour

10 February 2016

Our quick introduction to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme celebrating choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

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.

Opera Essentials: L’Étoile

19 January 2016

Our quick introduction to Chabrier’s delightfully silly opera.

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