26 January 2016
Rachmaninoff’s music is adored the world over, but he was plagued with self-doubt.
19 January 2016
In the 1930s, long before on-ice theatre adaptations became an arena staple, the ROH had its own skating rink.
15 January 2016
The life of courtesan Marie Duplessis and her early death from consumption inspired several works of art, including Verdi's famous opera.
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.
31 December 2015
Our quick introduction to Puccini’s (not so) ‘shabby little shocker’, which features some of the composer’s most evocative music.
2 December 2015
Fierce competition may have fuelled the composition of these two operas, but together they now make one of opera’s most popular couplings.
23 November 2015
The acclaimed Russian conductor explores his personal response to this great Russian opera, one of his ‘first operatic loves’.
20 November 2015
Our quick introduction to this classic pairing of two highly dramatic Italian operas.
19 November 2015
This extensive and beautiful collection from a pioneer of opera costume design gives an invaluable insight into the history of stagewear.
16 November 2015
Our audiences have pushed for a revival of this two-act work more than any other Ashton ballet, but what makes it so loved?