24 October 2014
Our quick guide to Martin Kušej's new production of Mozart's early masterpiece for The Royal Opera.
21 October 2014
In this 1948 letter to dancer Richard Beard, Ashton discusses the creative process behind Scènes de ballet.
17 October 2014
With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.
7 October 2014
Two characters rise to the dramatic and musical challenge of the powerful confrontation that concludes Act I of Verdi’s early tragedy.
6 October 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's early tragedy.
25 September 2014
Antoinette Sibley, Alessandra Ferri, Viviana Durante, Darcey Bussell and Melissa Hamilton speak to us in the ballet’s 40th anniversary year.
16 September 2014
One of ballet's most iconic roles contains elements of both Antoinette Sibley and Jennifer Penney.
10 September 2014
Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?
4 September 2014
The composer shook up the operatic establishment with what he saw as his 'best opera', pushing his star singer to the limits.
29 August 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's acclaimed tragedy.