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?
28 June 2016
Why have Goethe's works influenced composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Massenet?
8 December 2015
The award-winning author talks about his Eastern-inspired fairytale and the importance of introducing the arts to children.
20 November 2014
How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.
9 October 2014
In his most famous stories this iconic author explored the relentless tedium of working life.
23 April 2014
Literature has long provided composers with inspiration.
6 March 2014
From Animal Farm and Naked Lunch to Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte's Web, a few of your suggestions.
6 November 2013
A look at the writer's legacy across opera and beyond.
11 May 2013
Bestselling author talks about her experiences of dance and the inspiration behind her latest work.
26 March 2013
Director Netia Jones and soprano Claire Booth on Kurtág’s song-cycle.