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  • Insights: Obsidian Tear

    • 11 May 2016

    Join Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor as he prepares for the world premiere of his new ballet set to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s acclaimed 2011 orchestral work Nyx.

  • Insights: Joining the House. The Royal Ballet 1946-1956

    • 12 May 2016

    Join us for a celebration of The Royal Ballet’s 70th anniversary as resident ballet company of the Royal Opera House.

  • Insights: Big Sing - Sing in the Spring

    • 18 May 2016

    Fancy yourself as a budding opera singer? Blossom vocally this spring and celebrate the season as you sing operatic repertory inspired by springtime with leading vocal coach and mezzo-soprano Mary King.

  • Insights: Do It Yourself - Dance with The Royal Ballet

    • 23 May—6 June 2016

    Ever wanted to say you've danced at Covent Garden? Now's your chance! For the first time join current and former artists of The Royal Ballet to learn original choreography from iconic ballets.

  • Insights: Big Sing - Nabucco

    • 24 May 2016

    Join conductor and répétiteur Paul Wingfield and take part in an interactive session and learn some of the epic show-stopping numbers from Verdi’s first great masterpiece, Nabucco.

  • Insights: Behind the Scenes - Royal Opera House Chorus

    • 31 May 2016

    The Royal Opera House Chorus perform in an average of 20 productions each season, in different languages and in repertory ranging from Baroque to newly commissioned works.

  • Insights: Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Werther

    • 7 June 2016

    Full of melodious music, virtuoso singing and intense romantic drama, Werther is Massenet’s most enduringly popular opera. Join Music Director Antonio Pappano as he explores this hauntingly beautiful score.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Francesca Hayward and James Hay

    • 8 June 2016

    Recently appointed First Soloists of The Royal Ballet, Francesca Hayward and James Hay discuss their spectacular rise from The Royal Ballet School to performing on the Covent Garden stage.

  • Insights: Il trovatore

    • 15 June 2016

    Director David Bösch and Conductor Gianandrea Noseda explore Bösch’s new production of Verdi’s great Romantic opera just weeks before opening night.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato

    • 21 June 2016

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear two of the world’s leading singers, Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato in conversation ahead of DiDonato’s role debut as Charlotte in Werther.

  • Insights: Do It Yourself - Make-Up

    • 6 July 2016

    In an interactive workshop, you and a partner will have a chance to create a make up look on each other under the guidance of the ROH Make Up Team.

  • 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 in Rehearsal

    • 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.