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Articles tagged with "Covent Garden"

A glimpse into the archives: The surprising history of Shakespeare at the Royal Opera House

22 April 2016

Many years before the RSC was established and Shakespeare's Globe was rebuilt, the Royal Opera House was an important hub for the Bard's work in London.

From the archives: The 1856 Covent Garden Fire

4 March 2016

160 years ago this weekend, a fire destroyed the Royal Italian Opera and led to the building of the current Royal Opera House.

Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’

8 February 2016

Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.

Iced Gems: Remembering the Royal Opera House’s indoor ice-skating rink

19 January 2016

In the 1930s, long before on-ice theatre adaptations became an arena staple, the ROH had its own skating rink.

Nominations announced for BAFTA film awards 2016

8 January 2016

Bridge of Spies and Carol lead the nominations for this year's awards, presented at the ROH on 14 February 2016.

Watch: Ermonela Jaho on returning to Suor Angelica — 'I sing with a different perception now – I’m more dramatic'

7 January 2016

The Albanian soprano stars in the second opera of Puccini’s trio of one-acters, Il trittico.

Watch: Anna Rose O’Sullivan on her debut in The Nutcracker

22 December 2015

The Artist of The Royal Ballet dances the role of Clara for the first time this Season.

Watch: Royal Opera House transformed into spectacular piece of visual art for Deloitte Ignite 15

20 August 2015

Animated visual projections paid tribute to the history of the ROH and revealed the world of creativity behind the scenes

Watch: John Copley on La bohème - ‘It was the first proper opera I’d seen and I cried all the way home on the bus’

10 June 2015

The director recalls his first moment with Puccini’s opera and his thoughts on this last revival.

Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory short films to have their premiere at Deloitte Ignite 2014

4 September 2014

Actors perform poems on film, and voice animated films inspired by the festival's theme of myth.

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