29 October 2014
The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.
28 October 2014
The composer's letters to his father give a lively record of 18th-century life and his own energetic personality.
27 October 2014
The way stories of rulers are told – like that of the Greek king Idomeneus – has changed over the course of history, determined by how society views them.
24 October 2014
Our quick guide to Martin Kušej's new production of Mozart's early masterpiece for The Royal Opera.
23 October 2014
Mozart movingly depicts four people driven to the limit in this exquisite Act III quartet – which the composer himself could never hear without weeping.
20 October 2014
We spoke to the conductor ahead of his Royal Opera debut conducting Mozart's early masterpiece, Idomeneo.
23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
31 March 2014
The Royal Ballet opens the Autumn Season with Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful Manon. Highlights for The Royal Opera include Plácido Domingo in Verdi’s dark political tragedy I due Foscari and - in a new collaboration with the Roundhouse - Monteverdi’s Orfeo.
6 March 2014
Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.