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5 things you need to know about The Wind in the Willows

24 November 2014

Our quick guide to Will Tuckett's much-loved family dance theatre show, inspired by Kenneth Grahame's classic novel.

Our favourite romantic love duets

24 November 2014

19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.

How to Build an Opera Star: The rise and fall of the castrato

21 November 2014

The barbaric practice of castrating boys yielded some of the greatest musical stars of the Baroque period, and had a huge influence on music of the time.

Don Quixote dance highlight: The Act I finale

20 November 2014

A Spanish-flavoured spectacle featuring some of ballet's most astonishing virtuoso choreography.

Stories without words: Narrative ballets and their many inspirations

20 November 2014

How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.

Tristan und Isolde Musical Highlight: The ‘Tristan Chord’

20 November 2014

Wagner is credited with changing the course of Western music in just four notes, but what turned a chord into a musical icon?

Recommended recordings: November 2014

19 November 2014

This month the focus falls on new recordings by Maria Callas, Antonio Pappano and Cecilia Bartoli.

Wagner unpacked: A guide to one of opera's greatest composers

19 November 2014

Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.

Your reaction: L'elisir d'amore 2014

19 November 2014

What did you think of Laurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's comedy?

Watch: How to sing Rossini with Mark Elder

18 November 2014

Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.

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