25 November 2014
Much more than just a bit of local colour, national dances were key to the development of ballet throughout the 19th century.
24 November 2014
Our quick guide to Will Tuckett's much-loved family dance theatre show, inspired by Kenneth Grahame's classic novel.
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.
20 November 2014
How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.
19 November 2014
Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.
14 November 2014
Donizetti's loveable rogue Dulcamara is a cad and a swindler, but armed with a host of great tunes and the gift of the gab, he's irresistible.
11 November 2014
The Danish composer's music to date has drawn on diverse influences to create energetic, thoughtful works that engage newcomers and thrill aficionados in equal measure.
10 November 2014
By turning the screws on his unfortunate characters, director Martin Kušej offers a unique insight into their motivations and crises.
7 November 2014
Our quick guide to this ‘robot opera’ that questions what it is that makes us human, and explores themes of trust, reality and loneliness.
31 October 2014
Although he only created one full-length ballet, the composer had more to do with dance than you might think.