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Watch: Joyce DiDonato on performing Il barbiere di Siviglia with a broken leg

31 July 2014 at 4.20pm

The American mezzo-soprano on a night that has passed into operatic legend.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    The Royal Ballet Principal on why he loves MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet.

    Listen: Steven McRae - 'Romeo and Juliet is in my blood’

    31 July 2014

    The Royal Ballet Principal on why he loves MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet.

    Kristen will open up her creative process with free-to-watch rehearsals with BalletBoyz theTALENT at this year's festival.

    Watch: Kristen McNally rehearses her new dance piece for Deloitte Ignite 2014

    30 July 2014

    Kristen will open up her creative process with free-to-watch rehearsals with BalletBoyz theTALENT at this year's festival.

  2. Opera and Music

    Our new series on the practicalities of staging an opera has looked at traditional favourites and controversial new productions.

    How to Stage an Opera – the 2013/14 Season

    31 July 2014

    Our new series on the practicalities of staging an opera has looked at traditional favourites and controversial new productions.

    The composer's Alpine home influenced the inclusion of yodelling in two of his works.

    The A-Z of Richard Strauss: Y is for yodel

    28 July 2014

    The composer's Alpine home influenced the inclusion of yodelling in two of his works.

  3. Learning

    FUSED Festival comes to a close with premiere of new work by youth vocal group RM19.

    ‘The best experience I’ve ever had’: Thurrock’s youth sing their hearts out with A Little Thing Called Life

    8 July 2014

    FUSED Festival comes to a close with premiere of new work by youth vocal group RM19.

  4. Off stage

    Pastry chef Claire Clark reveals a menu offering spectacular new pastries and traditional favourites, as well as champagne and cocktail options.

    Cakes, sandwiches and scones: What's on the menu for Afternoon Tea at the Royal Opera House

    28 July 2014

    Pastry chef Claire Clark reveals a menu offering spectacular new pastries and traditional favourites, as well as champagne and cocktail options.