22 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Iain Bell’s opera inspired by David Jones’s epic poem about the horrors of World War I.
21 June 2016
How Verdi's operatic smash hit came to being — in spite of a tangled web of correspondence between composer and librettist.
10 June 2016
Iconic blue plaques affixed to the former homes of two of 20th century ballet's greatest stars celebrate their careers and legacy.
6 June 2016
For its first revival in decades, landmark dramatic ballet The Invitation is being performed in a very different cultural climate from its 1960 premiere.
31 May 2016
Verdi’s much-loved chorus from the opera Nabucco has achieved an almost mythic status as a politically influential piece – but the truth is a little more complicated than that.
20 May 2016
A childhood prodigy who attended the Vienna Conservatory aged just seven, the composer and his impressive works are now sadly neglected.
18 May 2016
Our quick introduction to a thrilling masterpiece which features some of its composer's most powerful music.
26 April 2016
Investigating the true stories and scientific discoveries behind Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece
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.
15 April 2016
5 things you need to know about Wagner’s potent early opera.