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  • Insights: Will Self – Contain Your Self

    • 4 March 2015

    Will Self questions whether Weill and Brecht's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny can ever rupture opera's moneyed bourgeois complacency.

  • Insights: A Beginner's Guide to Madama Butterfly

    • 6 March 2015

    A devastating tale of unrequited love, full of emotion and beautiful music, Madama Butterfly is the perfect introduction to opera.

  • Insights: Bayadère – The Ninth Life

    • 9 March 2015

    Before the world premiere of her new work, join internationally acclaimed choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh in rehearsal.

  • Insights: ROH Orchestra in rehearsal

    • 20 March 2015

    Your chance to watch The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in rehearsal. Please note the whole score will not be rehearsed.

  • Insights: New Hofesh Shechter

    • 20 March 2015

    Don't miss the chance to see Hofesh Shechter rehearse with dancers of The Royal Ballet weeks before the world premiere of his first work for the company.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier

    • 26 March 2015

    Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from the powerhouse duo of Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier as they discuss their hugely successful 30-year creative partnership.

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    • 31 March 2015

    Gain unique access to the studio to see dancers and their coaches carefully rehearse roles in preparation for the excellence of performance seen on stage.

  • Insights: The Heritage of Frederick Ashton

    • 1 April 2015

    An exciting opportunity to learn about one of the most influential dance figures of the 20th century, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton.

  • Insights: Behind the Scenes

    • 14 April 2015

    Discover what goes on behind the scenes and the craftsmanship involved in creating the Royal Opera House's ballet and opera productions.

  • Insights: Woolf Works

    • 15 April 2015

    Watch multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor rehearse his first full-length work for The Royal Ballet.

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class

    • 17 April 2015

    Gain unique access to the studio to see dancers in their morning Class, warming up for their day of rehearsals and performances.

  • Insights: La traviata Sing-along

    • 28 April 2015

    Join Choral Conductor, and former member of The Royal Opera Chorus, Dominic Peckham as he leads you in singing extracts from Verdi's tragic masterwork, La traviata. No previous singing experience necessary!

  • Insights: In Conversation with Sarah Lamb

    • 6 May 2015

    Join Boston-born ballet dynamo Sarah Lamb in conversation as she discusses her career and meteoric rise to Principal dancer for The Royal Ballet.

  • Insights: In Conversation with John Copley

    • 11 May 2015

    Hear from John Copley, celebrated director of The Royal Opera’s longest-running production of its most-performed opera, La bohème, as he discusses his acclaimed operatic career.

  • Insights: Do It Yourself Stage Design

    • 16 May 2015

    Under the expert guidance of stage designer Madeleine Boyd, you can try your hand at creating your concepts, building your ideas and designing your own costumes.

  • Insights: Taking The Royal Ballet on Tour

    • 18 May 2015

    Have you ever wondered what preparations are needed to send 100 dancers and 50 Company members around the world on tour? The Royal Ballet reveal the joys, challenges and memorable highlights of being on tour.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Alex Beard

    • 2 June 2015

    Alex Beard has just completed his first full season as the Royal Opera House’s Chief Executive. Join him as he discusses the challenges of running an opera house where the show must go on every night!

  • Insights: Guillaume Tell

    • 4 June 2015

    Music Director Antonio Pappano and special guests explore The Royal Opera’s new production of Rossini’s final and greatest opera, Guillaume Tell, a few weeks before its opening night.

  • Insights: La bohème - Sing-along

    • 9 June 2015

    Have you ever wanted to say you’ve sung at Covent Garden? Now’s your chance! Join choral conductor and former member of The Royal Opera Chorus, Dominic Peckham, in performing extracts from Puccini’s La bohème.