17 July 2015
A new donation to our Collections reveals a historic passion for that most archetypally British of things - queuing.
14 July 2015
A look back at the premiere of Ashton's charming ballet which starred Lynn Seymour, Christopher Gable and two live pigeons with 'excellent manners'.
10 July 2015
Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.
6 July 2015
Verdi may have been well into his seventies by the time he wrote his two final operas, but he saved possibly his finest works until last.
26 June 2015
Footage of the Company filming The Sleeping Beauty for TV and seeing the sights of New York has been donated to the ROH Collections.
25 June 2015
The composer managed to remain very much himself while adapting to French tastes.
22 June 2015
Why it would be a mistake to cut the ballet sequences of Guillaume Tell.
19 June 2015
How Rossini’s foregrounding of the people radically changed the balance of drama in the opera.
18 June 2015
Rossini made historic developments in his final opera, which precursed the tropes of modern film directors and ushered in a whole new genre.
16 June 2015
Our quick introduction to Rossini’s final masterpiece, which contains some of the composer's most inspired music.