29 October 2014
The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.
28 October 2014
The composer's letters to his father give a lively record of 18th-century life and his own energetic personality.
27 October 2014
The way stories of rulers are told – like that of the Greek king Idomeneus – has changed over the course of history, determined by how society views them.
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.