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Articles by Rose Slavin

There's something about Norma: The story behind Maria Callas and her signature role

7 October 2016

Despite her considerable artistic achievements, writers and fans have long made links between the heroine of Bellini's opera and Callas' own tumultuous private life.

Meet Sonya Yoncheva after the final performance of The Royal Opera's Norma on 8 October

7 October 2016

The singer will sign copies of her new album Paris, Mon amour after the matinee performance.

‘Dance should express something words can’t’: Young choreographer Robert Binet on why great art should challenge

6 October 2016

The Canadian choreographer on working with Wayne McGregor and carving out a style of his own.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée?

28 September 2016

The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season opens with the founding choreographer’s joyful ballet.

Watch: Insights into Shostakovich's The Nose

27 September 2016

Director Barrie Kosky, members of the cast and the production's creative team share their vision for Shostakovich’s baffling and brilliant first opera.

Watch: Why all great sopranos are drawn to Bellini's Norma

26 September 2016

The stars of Àlex Ollé’s new production of the bel canto masterpiece share why it has earned its place among singers and audiences alike.

Bellini’s Norma relayed live to cinemas on 26 September 2016

23 September 2016

Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production directed by Àlex Ollé.

Watch: Insights into Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia

21 September 2016

Get a glimpse into rehearsals for the much-anticipated revival of MacMillan's dramatic ballet based on the story of Anna Anderson.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville?

14 September 2016

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia has been a firm favourite at the Royal Opera House since its 2005 premiere.

Watch: Live-streamed Insight event exploring Mozart’s Così fan tutte

13 September 2016

Join Kasper Holten, director Jan Philipp Gloger and conductor Semyon Bychkov for an exclusive glimpse of The Royal Opera's new production.

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