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Articles categorised as "Opera"

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.

Who was the real Adrienne Lecouvreur? The true story behind Cilea's opera

18 January 2017

The French actress’s glamorous life and sudden death inspired countless tales of murderous crimes of passion – including Adriana Lecouvreur.

The Royal Opera announces new Jette Parker Young Artists for 2017/18

18 January 2017

Five singers were chosen from more than 365 applicants from 61 countries and will join the Company for two years of artistic development.

Cast change: James Cleverton to sing in Written on Skin on 18 January 2017

18 January 2017

British baritone to sing the role of the Protector from side stage, covering Christopher Purves.

Dance-opera Essentials: Philip Glass and Javier De Frutos’s Les Enfants Terribles

17 January 2017

Our quick introduction to this remarkable multimedia work, inspired by Cocteau’s iconic novel.

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.

Opera Essentials: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur

12 January 2017

Our quick introduction to Cilea’s impassioned theatre tragedy, sumptuously realized in David McVicar’s Royal Opera production.

Girls being boys being girls: a short history of opera’s trouser roles

11 January 2017

Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.

Remembering conductor Georges Prêtre (1924–2017)

5 January 2017

The great French conductor worked with The Royal Opera several times.

Waltzing down the years: the powerful symbolism of Vienna's defining dance

1 January 2017

From seductive to nostalgic – the fortunes of the quintessential Viennese dance have influenced how we view Der Rosenkavalier.

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