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Drawing on our history: how sketches bring The Royal Opera’s past to life

22 June 2017 at 4.05pm

Artist Alan Halliday sketched performances for more than 25 years, now preserved by ROH Collections.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    Dancing on the very tips of your toes is traditionally something only female ballet dancers do – but sometimes men get to wear pointe shoes for a change, with unusual results…

    What happens when a man dances on pointe?

    8 June 2017

    Dancing on the very tips of your toes is traditionally something only female ballet dancers do – but sometimes men get to wear pointe shoes for a change, with unusual results…

    The Royal Ballet perform three ballets by Frederick Ashton: <em>The Dream / Symphonic Variations </em> and Zenaida Yanowsky's final performance in <em>Marguerite and Armand</em>.

    Your Reaction: What did you think of #ROHashton live in cinemas and on BP Big Screens?

    7 June 2017

    The Royal Ballet perform three ballets by Frederick Ashton: The Dream / Symphonic Variations and Zenaida Yanowsky's final performance in Marguerite and Armand.

  2. Opera and Music

    Audience responses and press reviews of Jonas Kaufmann's hotly-anticipated role debut.

    Your Reaction: What did you think of Verdi's Otello?

    22 June 2017

    Audience responses and press reviews of Jonas Kaufmann's hotly-anticipated role debut.

    Irish soprano and Italian tenor to replace Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna in the roles of Adina and Nemorino.

    Cast changes: Ivan Magrì and Jennifer Davis to sing in L'elisir d'amore on 22 June 2017

    21 June 2017

    Irish soprano and Italian tenor to replace Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna in the roles of Adina and Nemorino.

  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

    Nicholas Hytner, Keith Warner and Joby Talbot explore the Bard's legacy within opera and ballet.

    Watch: Why composers and directors can't resist adapting the works of Shakespeare

    15 May 2017

    Nicholas Hytner, Keith Warner and Joby Talbot explore the Bard's legacy within opera and ballet.