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  • 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 Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano and explore what makes director Christof Loy’s interpretation so profoundly compelling.

  • Insights: What makes the perfect song?

    • 24 November 2014

    Professor Brian Cox hosts a unique event with a panel of science and music experts exploring the relationship between physics, music and the perfect song.

  • 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: The Royal Ballet in Class

    • 29 January 2015

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

  • 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.