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Watch: Why Verdi's opera Rigoletto is like Star Wars

17 January 2018 at 5.10pm

Conductor Alexander Joel reveals the musical secrets of one of the repertory's best known works.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    A cast change for the role of Albrecht has been announced.

    Cast change: Federico Bonelli to dance in Giselle on 19 January 2018

    17 January 2018

    A cast change for the role of Albrecht has been announced.

    Royal Ballet Principal dancer Francesca Hayward dances in a new underwater film choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds.

    Watch: Underwater dance film explores what it's like living with depression

    10 January 2018

    Royal Ballet Principal dancer Francesca Hayward dances in a new underwater film choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds.

  2. Opera and Music

    Audience responses to The Royal Opera's production of Rigoletto, relayed to cinemas around the world.

    Your Reaction: What did you think of Rigoletto live in cinemas 2018?

    16 January 2018

    Audience responses to The Royal Opera's production of Rigoletto, relayed to cinemas around the world.

    Five new singers will join the Company's professional development programme in September 2018.

    New Royal Opera Jette Parker Young Artists for 2018/19 announced

    16 January 2018

    Five new singers will join the Company's professional development programme in September 2018.

  3. Learning

    As booking opens for the new Season's Schools' Matinees, soprano Ermonela Jaho answers schoolchildren's questions about opera.

    'Do you think I could be in an opera one day?': Schoolchildren quiz soprano Ermonela Jaho

    2 May 2017

    As booking opens for the new Season's Schools' Matinees, soprano Ermonela Jaho answers schoolchildren's questions about opera.

  4. Off stage

    Each day, we're publishing a short festive film on our Instagram channel - here's a selection of our favourites so far.

    Count down to Christmas with the Royal Opera House Advent Calendar 2017

    12 December 2017

    Each day, we're publishing a short festive film on our Instagram channel - here's a selection of our favourites so far.