2 November 2016
Russia’s second city has inspired numerous great ballets, operas, plays and works of literature.
1 November 2016
Audiences and academics have long tried to understand the Gogol tale that inspired Shostakovich's opera – is it satire taken to extremes, or is it something else entirely?
3 March 2016
The unresolved controversy surrounding the Russian tsar and his ascent to power has inspired great works including Musorgsky’s epic opera.
25 February 2016
Our quick introduction to Musorgsky’s masterful epic opera on the perils of power.
19 December 2015
In his operatic masterpiece, Tchaikovsky shows a real affinity for his characters, with musical intricacies revealing the depth of his characterization.
23 November 2015
The acclaimed Russian conductor explores his personal response to this great Russian opera, one of his ‘first operatic loves’.
16 January 2015
Eugene Onegin kills his friend in a duel, but he is no psychopath - he acts according to a prevailing moral code. So did Pushkin, in the duel that killed him…
12 January 2015
One of the most striking choreographic devices John Cranko uses to tell Tatiana’s story.
4 September 2012
A further five adaptations of famous Russian works.