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Articles by Gerard Davis

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor: much more than a 'mad scene'

20 November 2017

Lucia’s famous 'mad scene' is just one part of an opera full of spectacular singing, gripping gothic drama and beautiful orchestral music.

'Theatre has an obligation to explore sexuality': Javier De Frutos on Les Enfants Terribles

27 January 2017

The choreographer and director talks Cocteau, Glass and the power of great art in his dance-theatre production.

Recommended Recordings: The Nutcracker

2 December 2015

With so many DVD, Blu-Ray and CD recordings of the Christmas classic on offer, how do you choose between them?

Recommended recordings: Ballet DVDs (Summer 2014)

3 June 2014

Recent releases include Roland Petit's Notre-Dame de Paris starring Natalia Osipova and Roberto Bolle.

Connectome: Cutting-edge ballet from cutting-edge science

28 May 2014

A new theory about what creates our memories, personality and intellect has influenced Alastair Marriott's new ballet.

Recommended recordings: Ballet DVDs

24 January 2014

Recent releases include the Royal Ballet programme featuring Tamara Rojo's final performance with the Company, and a duo of Sadler's Wells recordings.

Recommended recordings: The Bolshoi Ballet on DVD and Blu-ray


30 July 2013

A spotlight on releases from one of the world's premiere ballet companies.

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 - an introduction

6 July 2012

Monica Mason and the creative team working on the new collaboration with the National Gallery explain the project.