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X-appeal: Christopher Wheeldon and Mark-Anthony Turnage on the 19th-century scandal that inspired their new ballet

30 July 2015 at 3.51pm

The choreographer and composer on the story behind John Singer Sargent's 'Portrait of Madame X', and how it has influenced their latest collaboration.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    The Royal Ballet Principals perform an extract of Frederick Ashton's ballet in this unreleased clip.

    Watch: Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov perform an extract from Symphonic Variations

    29 July 2015

    The Royal Ballet Principals perform an extract of Frederick Ashton's ballet in this unreleased clip.

    What did you think of the return of Carlos Acosta's mixed programme of dance from leading Cuban artists?

    Your Reaction: Cubanía 2015

    28 July 2015

    What did you think of the return of Carlos Acosta's mixed programme of dance from leading Cuban artists?

  2. Opera and Music

    Never mind the singers — the real stars of Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of <em>Carmen</em> are a charming horse, a docile donkey and four unflappable chickens.

    Trade Secrets: How do you train a chicken?

    24 July 2015

    Never mind the singers — the real stars of Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of Carmen are a charming horse, a docile donkey and four unflappable chickens.

    Our quick introduction to Richard Ayres’s enchanting opera, inspired by J.M. Barrie’s classic characters.

    Opera Essentials: Peter Pan

    21 July 2015

    Our quick introduction to Richard Ayres’s enchanting opera, inspired by J.M. Barrie’s classic characters.

  3. Learning

    The choreographer backs new module as part of wider curriculum for London schools.

    Wayne McGregor launches London Curriculum dance module to get the capital dancing

    10 July 2015

    The choreographer backs new module as part of wider curriculum for London schools.

  4. Off stage

    A new donation to our Collections reveals a historic passion for that most archetypally British of things - queuing.

    ROH Collections Item of the Month: Queue Tickets

    17 July 2015

    A new donation to our Collections reveals a historic passion for that most archetypally British of things - queuing.