Tag: The National Theatre

Thursday, May 3, 2012: Save Time & Money

‘No Time, No Money’? Here’s a Solution Occasionally we ask folks why they don’t go to classical music concerts, ballet, or opera. For a lot of them, the reason is simple: “No time, no money.” However. Having lived a long life, we’ve observed that there is always time and money … for the things you really want. Everything else comes in second, and then “no time, no money” becomes the…

Wednesday, March 7, 2012: Staging the Joy of Life

Sleeping Beauty: Staging the Joy of Life This backgrounder article by Václav Janeček is sponsored by The National Theatre Ballet as a service for Opus Osm readers. You can read the entire article, which is continued in our Re:Source section, by clicking on the black “Re:Source” tab at the top of the page. Sleeping Beauty is one of the most-often staged ballets (besides Swan Lake and The Nutcracker), appearing frequently…

Thursday, February 9, 2012: Love’s Many Strange Ways

Love’s Many Strange Ways Undoubtedly, unrequited love has inspired a lot of good — and bad — art. The Russian version, Alexander Pushkin’s story about the sufferings of Tatyana and Onegin, is among the former, and has become a classic. Pushkin spent eight years writing Oněgin in 5,486 lines of verse, in which first the Russian dandy Onegin turns down the naive Tatyana, and a few years later is denied…