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Articles by Chris Shipman

The Royal Opera announces new Jette Parker Young Artists for 2017/18

18 January 2017

Five singers were chosen from more than 365 applicants from 61 countries and will join the Company for two years of artistic development.

Bryn Terfel knighted in New Year's Honours 2017

31 December 2016

Welsh bass-baritone honoured alongside director Richard Eyre and countertenor Iestyn Davies.

Zenaida Yanowsky to retire from The Royal Ballet

23 December 2016

Principal dancer to leave the Company after 22 years.

Watch: A first glimpse of The Royal Opera's opulent new production of Der Rosenkavalier

12 December 2016

Canadian director Robert Carsen discusses the challenges of staging Strauss's opera and why he has opted to transpose it to the early 20th century.

Cast amendment: Dmitri Hvorostovsky to withdraw from Il trovatore

8 December 2016

Russian baritone has withdrawn from the role of Count di Luna, with a replacement to be announced in due course.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Les Contes d'Hoffmann in cinemas?

15 November 2016

John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production was relayed live to cinemas around the world.

Competition: Enter the ROH Grand Draw 2016/17 for the chance to win luxury breaks and tickets

15 November 2016

This year's prizes include a trip to Antigua and tickets for The Sleeping Beauty and Wimbledon.

Cast changes: The Nutcracker on 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 January 2017

14 November 2016

Changes for the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince have been announced.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann?

8 November 2016

John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production of The Tales of Hoffmann returns to Covent Garden with a starry cast.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Anastasia live in cinemas?

2 November 2016

Natalia Osipova danced the lead role in the live relay of Kenneth MacMillan's ballet.

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