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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

    In celebration of his seventieth birthday, legendary British bass John Tomlinson looks back over a starry career and discusses the highlights, plans for the future, 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 collaborations with audience members and 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

    Hear from director Barrie Kosky and members of the creative team as they 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 seventy-fifth birthday, ballet icon Monica Mason 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 minimalist composer Steve Reich.

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet rehearses The Nutcracker

    • 27 October 2016

    A young girl’s enchanted Christmas present leads her on a magical adventure. 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: 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: 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 at 80 at the Barbican.