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5 things you need to know about Philip Glass's opera The Trial

30 September 2014 at 3.07pm

Our quick guide to this world premiere, based on Franz Kafka's novel.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    What did you think of The Royal Ballet's staging of Kenneth MacMillan's classic tragedy?

    Your reaction: Manon 2014

    27 September 2014

    What did you think of The Royal Ballet's staging of Kenneth MacMillan's classic tragedy?

    Antoinette Sibley, Alessandra Ferri, Viviana Durante and Darcey Bussell speak to us in the ballet’s 40th anniversary year.

    Getting Inside Manon's Head: Great dancers on one of ballet's most enigmatic roles

    25 September 2014

    Antoinette Sibley, Alessandra Ferri, Viviana Durante and Darcey Bussell speak to us in the ballet’s 40th anniversary year.

  2. Opera and Music

    Glass’s music – love it or hate it – has had a profound effect on wider pop culture.

    Introducing Philip Glass: A divisive but hugely influential figure in contemporary music

    29 September 2014

    Glass’s music – love it or hate it – has had a profound effect on wider pop culture.

    Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

    Stormy weather: How opera composers use musical maelstroms

    23 September 2014

    Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

  3. Learning

    We need to act on young people's demands for active - not passive - engagement, says the Chief Executive of Sydney Opera House.

    Attending a concert or wandering around a gallery is no longer enough to engage young people with the arts

    30 September 2014

    We need to act on young people's demands for active - not passive - engagement, says the Chief Executive of Sydney Opera House.

  4. Off stage

    Fireworks, champagne and both opera and big band classics headline a spectacular evening.

    See in 2015 at the Royal Opera House New Year’s Eve party

    26 September 2014

    Fireworks, champagne and both opera and big band classics headline a spectacular evening.