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Articles by Alasdair Steven

Derek Rencher: A look back at his life with The Royal Ballet

23 December 2014

In his nearly fifty years with the Company, the dancer created roles in several modern classics.

Carlo Bergonzi: A look back at his Covent Garden performances

28 July 2014

The great tenor was renowned for his Verdi performances with The Royal Opera.

Nicola Ghiuselev: A look back at his Covent Garden performances

29 May 2014

The Bulgarian bass, who died recently, sang roles for The Royal Opera including Boris Godunov.

Director of The Royal Ballet School Gailene Stock dies

29 April 2014

Former dancer and inspirational teacher passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer.

Renato Cioni: A look back at the tenor's Covent Garden performances

5 March 2014

The Italian tenor, who recently died, starred in Franco Zeffirelli's iconic production of Tosca with Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi.

Claudio Abbado: A look back at the conductor's Covent Garden performances

20 January 2014

The Italian's Covent Garden highlights included performances of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera and Simon Boccanegra.