20 July 2016
Move over, opera and ballet – pop is no stranger to the Covent Garden stage.
Listen: ‘The kind of music that arrives directly to your heart’ – Conductor Gianandrea Noseda on the power of Giuseppe Verdi
4 July 2016
The acclaimed Italian conductor explores what makes Verdi's music tick, and explains the challenges of performing it.
22 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Iain Bell’s opera inspired by David Jones’s epic poem about the horrors of World War I.
Listen: ‘Ballet is a form which is always looking for new adventures’ – Wayne McGregor on working with The Royal Ballet
10 June 2016
The Company’s Resident Choreographer talks about the modern dancer and confounding expectations.
6 June 2016
Verdi shines the spotlight on the opera’s bad guys in this thrilling, ferocious duet.
25 May 2016
What did you think of the opera inspired by Sarah Kane's iconic final play, staged at the Lyric Hammersmith?
23 May 2016
Enescu writes spine-chilling music for Oedipus’ climactic meeting with the monstrous Sphinx.
17 May 2016
Our quick introduction to the first operatic adaptation of Sarah Kane’s astonishing final play.
Listen: Koen Kessels on the power of orchestras – ‘New music is one of the ways to bring about evolution in our society’
16 May 2016
The Music Director of The Royal Ballet shares his tips for young composers and speaks about the opportunities and challenges of commissioning new music for dance.
6 May 2016
Our quick introduction to Mark Simpson’s thrilling debut opera.