7 February 2017
Who are the left-field fairytale characters who dance in the ballet's final act, and what makes their moment in the spotlight so spellbinding?
17 November 2016
Catch up on our livestream on demand and get a glimpse into rehearsals for the return of a Royal Ballet classic, 70 years after its debut.
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.