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  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class

    • 3 October 2014

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

  • Insights: Idomeneo

    • 7 October 2014

    Join the production team of this exciting new production of Mozart’s early masterpiece as they present their ideas just a few weeks before opening night.

  • Insights: The Trial

    • 9 October 2014

    In association with Music Theatre Wales, join composer Philip Glass and playwright Christopher Hampton as they reveal more about their new collaboration to bring Kafka’s terrifying novel The Trial to the stage.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Plácido Domingo

    • 12 October 2014

    One of the greatest figures in the world of music joins Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano in conversation. This event will be streamed live on the Royal Opera House website.

  • Insights: Król Roger

    • 13 October 2014

    Join Kasper Holten and other members of the production team as they distil their ideas for what promises to be a visually stunning production of Szymanowski’s masterpiece. Warning: spoiler alert!

  • Insights: Leave Opera Alone!

    • 20 October 2014

    Find out and speak your own mind about how opera houses commission and stage new productions. With Kasper Holten, Director of Opera, and other guest speakers.

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    • 23 October—26 November 2014

    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: Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety

    • 27 October 2014

    Join choreographers Kim Brandstrup and Liam Scarlett as they introduce their new ballets in The Royal Ballet's triple programme.

  • Insights: Ballet Evolved

    • 2 November 2014

    From its origins at the French court, the ballet class has evolved through the centuries. Come and join Ursula Hageli as she explores this ballet tradition with dancers of The Royal Ballet.

  • Insights: Don Quixote

    • 19 November 2014

    Join the creative team behind Carlos Acosta's sun-drenched production of this classic tale in preparation for its first revival.

  • Insights: Tristan und Isolde

    • 20 November 2014

    Gain a unique insight into Wagner’s epic masterpiece with Music Director, The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano and explore what makes Christopher Loy’s interpretation of Tristan und Isolde so profoundly compelling.

  • Insights: Un ballo in maschera

    • 28 November 2014

    Join director Katharina Thoma and other members of the production team to find out about this new interpretation of Verdi’s captivating opera.

  • Insights: In Conversation with The Royal Opera

    • 9 December 2014—4 February 2015

    Enhance your experience of opera through these informal and enlightening interviews with some of our international opera stars.

  • Insights: Ballet Black

    • 10 December 2014

    The award-winning Ballet Black return to the Royal Opera House Insights to rehearse their latest work with renowned choreographer Mark Bruce.

  • Insights: In Conversation with The Royal Ballet

    • 17 December 2014

    Step into the world of ballet through these up close interviews with leading dancers and well-known ballet personalities. Find out more about their professional experiences, training and inspiration.

  • Insights: Andrea Chénier

    • 5 January 2015

    Join David McVicar (Director) and Antonio Pappano (Music Director, The Royal Opera) as they explore a new production of Umberto Giordano's passionate drama just weeks before its premiere.

  • Insights: Onegin

    • 6 January 2015

    Join staff and artists of The Royal Ballet as they explore Pushkin’s passionate and compelling story of unrequited love in John Cranko’s full-length ballet.

  • Insights: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) Sing-a-long

    • 27 January 2015

    Join Choral Conductor and former member of the Royal Opera Chorus Dominic Peckham as he coaches you in singing extracts from Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. No previous singing experience necessary.

  • Insights: National Opera Studio Masterclass

    • 28 January 2015

    A unique opportunity to witness the inner workings of the rehearsal studio. Join singers from the National Opera Studio programme as they tackle operatic scenes in rehearsal.

  • Insights: Behind the Scenes - Costume

    • 18 February 2015

    Hear from costume supervisors, cutters and workshop staff as they explain how they create and individually tailor hundreds of costumes each season for the Royal Opera House's ballet and opera productions.

  • 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.