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Articles by Beata Bowes

The secret world of the opera prompter

10 May 2017

Secretly mouthing the singers' cues from a cramped, hidden box, the job of a prompter is often unfairly overlooked.

What does it all mean? Searching for answers to Thomas Adès's brain-scrambling The Exterminating Angel

27 April 2017

The surreal film by Luis Buñuel that inspired Adès' third opera offers some intriguing clues.

Could you create an opera for the Royal Opera House?

17 March 2017

Applications close soon for the MA in Opera Making and Writing and Doctoral Composer-in-Residence programmes at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

8 brilliant opera moments from TV

9 February 2017

Hilarious lampooning, magical guest appearances and beautiful operatic scenes from legendary television shows.

Discover the range of exciting backstage careers in the arts at TheatreCraft 2016

4 November 2016

London’s largest careers fair for young people interested in a career in theatre will be held at The Waldorf Hilton on 14 November.

8 of the greatest operatic moments in film

12 September 2016

From alien-blasting sci-fi to historical drama, opera has long soundtracked some of the silver screen's most memorable moments.

Amazing ballet and opera settings that will make you want to travel

19 August 2016

Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.

Watch: Verdi’s Il trovatore on-demand

14 July 2016

David Bösch’s new Royal Opera production is available to watch around the world for 30 days.

Seat stories: The personal tales behind the brass plaques

13 July 2016

Opera and ballet enthusiasts from around the world have chosen to commemorate loved ones, give gifts or mark favourite spots by naming a seat in the auditorium.

Props to you! Prop-making tricks of the trade revealed

16 June 2016

Latex cakes, enormous metal horses and a record-breaking tree are just some of the impressive creations made behind the scenes.

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