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Der Feurige Engel
This opera by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev tells the horror story of a woman whose love for an angel becomes a devilish obsession. Ruprecht, a decent and worldly man, falls under the spell of Renata, a woman plagued with demons, and sees himself as the protector of this apparent madwoman.
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Beautiful, seemingly fragile young women who are nevertheless possessed of other strengths can be found in many of Giuseppe Verdi’s operas. Violetta Valéry is one of these. In common with the character she is based on, the dame aux camélias from Alexandre Dumas’ novel of the same name, at first she is worshipped by a pleasure-seeking society, then later despised.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final and most successful opera was always known as a “mechanical opera” because of its technical demands. Barrie Kosky and the British theatre company 1927 have translated its visual character for our own time: the performers interact with a hand-drawn live animation ‘Magic Flute’ film to become part of this fairy tale world.
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Beautiful, seemingly fragile young women who are nevertheless possessed of other strengths can be found in many of Giuseppe Verdi’s operas. Violetta Valéry is one of these. In common with the character she is based on, the dame aux camélias from Alexandre Dumas’ novel of the same name, at first she is worshipped by a pleasure-seeking society, then later despised.
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It is the most classical of all tragic love stories: an emotional roller-coaster ride for two people who fall passionately in love with one another and are dragged into a deadly vortex due to the irreconcilable conflict between their two families. Violence rules on both sides. Encounters – whether wanted or unwanted – demand casualties and deaths. “‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy.
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This opera by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev tells the horror story of a woman whose love for an angel becomes a devilish obsession. Ruprecht, a decent and worldly man, falls under the spell of Renata, a woman plagued with demons, and sees himself as the protector of this apparent madwoman.
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