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Articles by Rachel Beaumont

Watch: Insights into The Royal Opera’s new production of Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci

25 November 2015

Director Damiano Michieletto and sopranos Eva-Maria Westbroek and Carmen Giannattasio discuss these passionate verismo operas.

Watch: Semyon Bychkov on Eugene Onegin – ‘The story that touches everyone’

23 November 2015

The acclaimed Russian conductor explores his personal response to this great Russian opera, one of his ‘first operatic loves’.

Theatre Essentials: The Tiger Lillies – Lulu, a Murder Ballad

17 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this dark and twisted take on the Lulu legend from punk cabaret band The Tiger Lillies.

Yolanda Sonnabend: A look back at her work with The Royal Ballet

12 November 2015

The designer and painter, who passed away on 9 November, was a key collaborator with Kenneth MacMillan, Director and Principal Choreographer of The Royal Ballet.

Ballet Essentials: Royal New Zealand Ballet’s A Passing Cloud

9 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme of contemporary dance from New Zealand’s national ballet company.

Composer Lowell Liebermann on Liam Scarlett’s Viscera and Frankenstein: ‘A Collaborative Process’

5 November 2015

The acclaimed American composer speaks about seeing his music choreographed and the process of writing his first original score for ballet.

Dance Essentials: Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Until.With/Out.Enough / TearFall / Bloom

3 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme from one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.

Some things are better left unsung: Why composers use speech in opera

2 November 2015

Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.

Opera Essentials: Opera Holland Park’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

30 October 2015

Our quick introduction to Will Todd’s much-loved family opera, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic story.

Listen: Philip Venables on Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis: ‘Music on the Page’

22 October 2015

The composer makes his Royal Opera debut with this adaptation of Sarah Kane’s powerful final work, the first time Kane’s work has been set to music.

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