12 May 2017
MacMillan’s potent dramatic ballet places great demands on its cast and requires careful planning – but the results are electrifying.
28 June 2016
Why have Goethe's works influenced composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Massenet?
26 April 2016
Investigating the true stories and scientific discoveries behind Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece
6 January 2015
Former Artistic Director of the RSC Michael Boyd on making his operatic debut and why Monteverdi’s music is like listening to Shakespeare.
12 November 2014
Cervantes's mad knight may be an extreme example, but we all invent fictions to make sense of our lives.
3 November 2014
The poem and symphony that inspired Liam Scarlett's new ballet depict the behaviours of four lonely people in a society teetering on the brink.
9 October 2014
In his most famous stories this iconic author explored the relentless tedium of working life.
30 January 2014
The irresistible seducer through the ages, from Molina and Molière through to Johnny Depp and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
2 October 2013
Read between the lines and Iain Banks’s cult novel can be read as a post-Orwellian critique of Thatcher.
28 February 2013
Ahead of Kafka Fragments and The Metamorphosis, a look at the iconic writer’s work and worldview.