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Articles by Chris Shipman

Watch: Insights into Thomas Adès' opera The Exterminating Angel

23 March 2017

Get a unique glimpse into The Royal Opera's new production with the composer, director and singers including John Tomlinson and Anne Sofie von Otter.

Why Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is an opera for our times

6 March 2017

Wagner may have written his opera in the 19th century, but its themes of tension between populism and elitism make it strikingly relevant today.

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.

Watch: 6 of the most romantic ballets

13 February 2017

We've scoured the repertory in search of the most romantic ballets for Valentine's Day.

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

8 February 2017

Audience reactions to Wayne McGregor's Virginia Woolf-inspired ballet, relayed live to cinemas around the world.

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Russian baritone has withdrawn from the role of Count di Luna, with a replacement to be announced in due course.

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