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Upcoming Insights

  • 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: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    • 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: 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: Orfeo

    • 8 January 2015

    Billed as the first great opera, join Michael Boyd (Director), Christopher Curnyn and other members of the cast and production teams to find out more ahead of the premiere performance on 13 January.

  • 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

    Join one of the foremost British mezzo sopranos, Sarah Connolly, and 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: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

    • 9 February 2015

    Director John Fulljames and special guests explore this exciting new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny weeks before its premiere.

  • Insights: Behind the Scenes

    • 18 February 2015

    Hear from our backstage staff as they explain how they create and individually tailor hundreds of costumes and props for the Royal Opera House's ballet and opera productions.

  • Insights: In Conversation

    • 23 February—26 March 2015

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

  • Insights: Will Self - Contain Your Self

    • 4 March 2015

    Will Self questions whether Weil and Brecht's Rise and Fall 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: 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: 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: 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!