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Articles by Rose Slavin

Opera’s unsung heroes: What life is like as a librettist

3 February 2017

While those responsible for the music are often household names, the person behind an opera’s text may have been unfairly overlooked.

Watch: Philip Glass reflects on his early life as a struggling musician

29 January 2017

Now one of the world's most celebrated artists, the composer made ends meet with stints as a taxi driver and removal man.

Verdi’s Il trovatore to be relayed live to cinemas on 31 January 2017

26 January 2017

David Bösch’s haunting Royal Opera production features some of the composer's most recognisable music, including the Anvil Chorus.

Young Artist Profile: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

20 January 2017

The Irish soprano shares how a love of words informs her performances on stage.

Your Reaction: What did you think of George Benjamin's Written on Skin 2017?

16 January 2017

Audience reactions to the return of Katie Mitchell's captivating Royal Opera production.

Take a literary pilgrimage through Virginia Woolf’s England

13 January 2017

As Wayne McGregor’s award-winning ballet inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf returns, we take a closer look at the locations that influenced her work.

Watch: Les Enfants Terribles rehearsals and insights

11 January 2017

Get an exclusive glimpse into choreographer Javier De Frutos's new production of Philip Glass's dance-opera.

Watch: Woolf Works Insight 2017

11 January 2017

Find out how Wayne McGregor adapted Virginia Woolf's writings for ballet, and get a closer look at the choreography.

Watch: 'I wanted each step to connect with the audience' – Peter Wright on The Nutcracker

21 December 2016

The choreographer reflects what makes his classic Royal Ballet production so magical, more than three decades after its premiere.

Watch: How to tackle an operatic masterpiece like Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

21 December 2016

A short film by Argentinian photographer Felipe Sanguinetti documents rehearsals for Robert Carsen’s new Royal Opera production.

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