Masterful or muddled? The controversial opera and ballet hybrid that heralded the dawn of The Royal Opera
12 December 2016
How an unlikely all-singing, all-dancing Purcell performance paved the way for the creation of The Royal Opera, 70 years ago.
12 May 2016
Psychological, dramatic and dark — Scarlett's one-act ballets have made him one of the world's most sought-after young choreographers.
31 October 2014
Although he only created one full-length ballet, the composer had more to do with dance than you might think.
9 August 2014
What did you think of the Mariinsky's performance of Balanchine's double bill?
7 July 2014
Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.
27 June 2014
Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.
30 May 2014
Frederick Ashton creates a wonderfully virtuoso set piece that perfectly mirrors Mendelssohn's lively music.
30 May 2014
A quick guide to The Royal Ballet's new mixed programme, featuring classic works by Ashton and Robbins as well as a world premiere from Alastair Marriott.
22 November 2013
Music and life of one of the greatest composers of the 20th-century marked by live performances and broadcasts.
3 July 2012
We take a look at the link between the Bard and the lyric stage, from Verdi to Adès.