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Articles by Rachel Beaumont

Opera Essentials: The Last Hotel

29 September 2015

Our quick introduction to the acclaimed new chamber opera by composer Donnacha Dennehy and playwright Enda Walsh.

Dance Theatre Essentials: Chéri

24 September 2015

Our quick introduction to Martha Clarke’s impassioned piece of dance theatre, inspired by the writings of Colette.

A Modern Orpheus: Django Reinhardt, gypsy jazz and Little Bulb Theatre’s Orpheus

16 September 2015

Little Bulb Theatre’s music director Dominic Conway talks about his love of Django and the challenges of representing two musical virtuosos at once.

Don’t Look Now: Operatic responses to Orpheus

15 September 2015

Why does he look back? The Royal Opera’s five Orpheus works this year each give very different answers.

Watch: Dancers of the Hofesh Shechter Company on Orphée et Eurydice

14 September 2015

The dancers describe the challenges and opportunities of working with opera for the first time.

Remixing in the age of Baroque: How and why Gluck transformed Orfeo ed Euridice into Orphée et Eurydice

11 September 2015

Gluck made significant changes when he adapted his opera for Paris – some of them controversial.

Music Theatre Essentials: Little Bulb Theatre’s Orpheus

10 September 2015

Our quick introduction to this quirky, inventive and moving take on the Orpheus myth by the up-and-coming independent theatre company.

Orphée et Eurydice Musical Highlights: Dance of the Blessed Spirits and Dance of the Furies

4 September 2015

This stunning sequence of dances gives a vivid impression of Orpheus’s journey through the Underworld, and contains some of Gluck’s best loved music.

Join us for silk-painting workshops at Deloitte Ignite 15

27 August 2015

As we hang 12 specially-created silks telling the story of the Royal Opera House, get involved at one of our free workshops.

Watch: Exploring the evolution of ballet pointe work

17 August 2015

Royal Ballet dancers demonstrate the evolution of classical dance technique.

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