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  • Insights: Norma

    • 1 September 2016

    Join the Norma creative team, from the acclaimed company La Fura dels Baus, as they reveal plans for their contemporary adaptation of this great bel canto opera.

  • Insights: In Conversation with John Tomlinson

    • 13 September 2016

    Celebrating his 70th birthday, the British bass looks back over a starry career and discusses the highlights, his future plans and why he loves working with young singers.

  • Insights: Così fan tutte

    • 15 September 2016

    Members of this new production’s creative team share their plans for staging the last of the Mozart/Da Ponte operas, with Director of Opera Kasper Holten.

  • Insights: Anastasia

    • 21 September 2016

    Join The Royal Ballet as they reveal their plans for the revival of MacMillan’s daring and imaginative ballet.

  • Insights: The Nose

    • 27 September 2016

    Director Barrie Kosky and members of the creative team present their vision for Shostakovich’s first opera, acclaimed for its biting wit, hilarious action and orchestral brilliance.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Monica Mason

    • 4 October 2016

    Celebrating her 75th birthday, this icon of British ballet discusses her illustrious career as a dancer, teacher, director and former Director of The Royal Ballet.

  • Insights: New Wayne McGregor

    • 20 October 2016

    Celebrating a decade as Resident Choreographer, join Wayne McGregor as he introduces his latest ballet, set to a new score by trailblazing composer Steve Reich.

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet rehearses The Nutcracker

    • 27 October 2016

    Watch The Royal Ballet rehearse Peter Wright’s iconic production of The Nutcracker before it takes to the main stage.

  • Insights: Big Sing - Season Highlights

    • 8 November 2016

    Sing in the new season and learn a selection of musical highlights from the autumn and winter opera programme including chorus numbers from La traviata and II trovatore.

  • Insights: The Sleeping Beauty

    • 22 November 2016

    Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production in rehearsal, before it takes to the main stage.

  • Insights: Behind the Scenes - Production Management

    • 23 November 2016

    Join us for this fascinating Insight as our Production Managers tell us how they take opera and ballet productions from page to stage.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Alessandra Ferri

    • 1 December 2016

    Returning to reprise her role in Woolf Works, the former Principal of The Royal Ballet discusses her glittering career.

  • Insights: Der Rosenkavalier

    • 6 December 2016

    Join Director of Opera Kasper Holten and members of the creative team of this new production as they share their plans for Strauss’s comic opera.

  • Insights: Big Sing - Christmas Carols

    • 15 December 2016

    Warm up your vocal chords and practise your favourite Christmas carols with this fun and festive singing session.

  • Insights: Philip Glass at 80 - Les Enfants Terribles

    • 11 January 2017

    Join Javier De Frutos, cast and creatives as they reveal their vision for a new production of Les Enfants Terribles in celebration of Philip Glass.

  • Insights: Woolf Works

    • 13 January 2017

    Join choreographer Wayne McGregor as he rehearses his critically acclaimed ballet triptych inspired by Virginia Woolf’s works.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Koen Kessels

    • 7 February 2017

    The Music Director of The Royal Ballet discusses his career to date, working with the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House and his hopes for the future.

  • Insights: New Crystal Pite

    • 9 February 2017

    Watch the acclaimed Canadian choreographer rehearse her Royal Ballet debut ahead of its world premiere.

  • Insights: Behind the Scenes - Jette Parker Young Artists

    • 1 March 2017

    Join past and present Young Artists with members of the team who support and teach them to learn about the world-class training they receive at the Royal Opera House.

  • Insights: Battle of the Arias

    • 7 March 2017

    Hear from conductor Paul Wingfield, director Hazel Gould and Italian language coach Matteo Dalle Fratte before the audience votes for the best aria.

  • Insights: Heartbreakers - love, lust and deception

    • 6 April 2017

    Explore some of poetry and opera’s greatest loves through live poetry readings and performances at this special event produced in partnership with Poet in the City.