30 December 2015
The centuries-old form continues to inspire, even into the 21st century through works such as The Firework-Maker’s Daughter.
8 December 2015
The award-winning author talks about his Eastern-inspired fairytale and the importance of introducing the arts to children.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
2 February 2015
Our quick guide to Tchaikovsky’s soaring ballet masterpiece.
21 February 2014
A look at the balletic trope of breaking narrative for dance showpieces.
27 February 2012
The Director of The Royal Opera offers his thoughts on a new production, which opens here this week.
27 January 2012
In the continuation of our aria-focused series, we take a look at the most famous piece from Dvořák's opera.