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Watch: Why the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty is the ultimate challenge for a ballerina

21 February 2017 at 12.30pm

Principal of The Royal Ballet Akane Takada perfects one of the most notoriously difficult sections in classical ballet.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    Akane Takada to dance the role of Princess Aurora, replacing Francesca Hayward.

    Cast change: The Sleeping Beauty on 20 February 2017

    20 February 2017

    Akane Takada to dance the role of Princess Aurora, replacing Francesca Hayward.

    Unicorns, medieval tapestries and glittering diamonds – Balanchine’s magnificent <em>pas de deux</em> draws on some surprising influences.

    Jewels dance highlight: The ‘Diamonds’ pas de deux

    17 February 2017

    Unicorns, medieval tapestries and glittering diamonds – Balanchine’s magnificent pas de deux draws on some surprising influences.

  2. Opera and Music

    Bryn Terfel, Antonio Pappano and Kasper Holten explored the music and production of Wagner's opera.

    Watch: Insights into Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    13 February 2017

    Bryn Terfel, Antonio Pappano and Kasper Holten explored the music and production of Wagner's opera.

    The world renowned Swedish tenor passed away on 8 January 2017.

    Remembering Nicolai Gedda’s Covent Garden performances

    10 February 2017

    The world renowned Swedish tenor passed away on 8 January 2017.

  3. Learning

    A specially-commissioned four-minute opera shows that opera really is for all ages.

    Watch: The Watchers in the Wings – a new opera short from the ROH Youth Opera Company

    24 October 2016

    A specially-commissioned four-minute opera shows that opera really is for all ages.

  4. Off stage

    Time for a career change? How about working in the arts sector?

    How to get a job in the arts

    22 January 2017

    Time for a career change? How about working in the arts sector?