Listen: Koen Kessels on the power of orchestras – ‘New music is one of the ways to bring about evolution in our society’
30 January 2017
The Music Director of The Royal Ballet shares his tips for young composers and speaks about the opportunities and challenges of commissioning new music for dance.
27 January 2017
The choreographer and director talks Cocteau, Glass and the power of great art in his dance-theatre production.
9 November 2016
The great American composer speaks about his score for Wayne McGregor’s ballet Multiverse.
3 October 2016
Over the years, Mozart's opera has been derided as vulgar and clumsy, but for director Jan Philipp Gloger, it offers unrivalled psychological insights.
1 September 2016
Discover more about The Royal Opera's new production of Bellini's opera with Music Director Antonio Pappano, singer Joseph Calleja and director Àlex Ollé.
6 July 2016
Two of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of recent times discuss what makes a great singer and offer their advice via a unique analogy.
Listen: ‘The kind of music that arrives directly to your heart’ – Conductor Gianandrea Noseda on the power of Giuseppe Verdi
4 July 2016
The acclaimed Italian conductor explores what makes Verdi's music tick, and explains the challenges of performing it.
28 June 2016
Joyce DiDonato, Vittorio Grigòlo and members of the cast and creative team share their thoughts on what makes this French opera a masterpiece.
22 June 2016
Two of opera's greatest stars share their thoughts on the art form and how it has evolved over the past 60 years, as well as what it needs to do to survive.
27 May 2016
The stars of The Royal Opera's new production discuss the monstrous myth and what makes the music so special for singers.