7 October 2016
Cartoonist Osbert Lancaster's designs for Frederick Ashton’s bucolic masterpiece have drawn criticism over the years – but they play an important part in the ballet’s larger-than-life charm.
2 September 2016
Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser’s production of Rossini’s most popular comedy thinks outside the box by performing within one.
20 May 2016
Designer John Macfarlane gives an up-close look at the ballet's sets which include a full-size anatomy theatre complete with gory prop cadaver.
12 February 2016
The German stage designer discusses the challenges of designing sets and costumes for Chabrier's bonkers comic opera.
15 January 2016
Making William Chappell’s 1980 designs appeal to both contemporary audiences and dancers calls for a huge amount of research and innovation.
How the ROH Costume department create Tudor costumes for Elizabeth that are light enough to dance in
6 January 2016
Head of Costume Fay Fullerton on the challenges of re-creating Elizabethan costumes for 21st-century ballet.
19 November 2015
This extensive and beautiful collection from a pioneer of opera costume design gives an invaluable insight into the history of stagewear.
28 October 2015
We've picked two of our favourite opera items from the collection's 6,200 artefacts — shoes worn by Adelina Patti and Cecil Beaton’s iconic Turandot dress.
27 August 2015
As we hang 12 specially-created silks telling the story of the Royal Opera House, get involved at one of our free workshops.
11 May 2015
When the huge stage you're working on can accommodate 33 red London buses, how do directors illuminate the nuanced inner struggles of a character?