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Watch: Semyon Bychkov on Eugene Onegin – ‘The story that touches everyone’

23 November 2015

The acclaimed Russian conductor explores his personal response to this great Russian opera, one of his ‘first operatic loves’.

Opera Essentials: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

20 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this classic pairing of two highly dramatic Italian operas.

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.

A Much-Loved Classic: Why Ashton’s The Two Pigeons is making a long-awaited return to the stage

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?

Discover the ROH’s extensive historic collections during Explore Your Archive week

16 November 2015

We'll be revealing highlights from our archive during this nationwide event 14–22 November 2015.

Ballet Essentials: Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons

13 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme of works by Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet.

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.

Orpheus Musical Highlight: ‘Mio ben teco’

16 October 2015

An effortless and moving statement of undying love, this aria from opera's earliest years by Luigi Rossi deserves to be far better known.

First Night Revisited: Tannhäuser on 21 November 1955

9 October 2015

The first post-war production of Wagner's opera at Covent Garden had a chilly reception from the press, but provided opportunities for some remarkable emerging talent.

How do you solve a problem like Lucia?: Director Katie Mitchell on her new Royal Opera production

7 October 2015

The director discusses her vision of Donizetti's opera as a tale of drama, jeopardy and feminism.

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