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Articles tagged with "design"

Re-creating Rhapsody: Costume designer Natalia Stewart on breathing new life into historic designs

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.

ROH Collections Item of the Month: The Attilio Comelli Design Collection

19 November 2015

This extensive and beautiful collection from a pioneer of opera costume design gives an invaluable insight into the history of stagewear.

ROH Collections Items of the Month: Highlights from the Costume Collection

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.

Join us for silk-painting workshops at Deloitte Ignite 15

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.

How to Stage an Opera: Opening the inner world of Król Roger

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?

Backstage with the ROH Costume Department

4 May 2015

With up to 10,000 costumes used each year, getting The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera ready for the stage is a work of art in itself.

Debate: Are tutus old-fashioned or a vital part of ballet's heritage and identity?

7 April 2015

The definitive piece of ballet costume has been around for nearly 200 years, but is it still relevant in the 21st century?

Winners of the 2015 Design Challenge Competition announced

27 March 2015

Students take on the challenge of creating designs for Madama Butterfly as part of this year's competition.

Swanhunter: How The Wrong Crowd use puppets to bring mythical beasts to life

10 March 2015

Director Hannah Mulder and Designer Rachael Canning discuss the power of the fairy tale and why Swanhunter is as much for adults as it is for children.

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