21 December 2016
What makes Strauss's trio for female voice so powerful that the composer requested it be played at his funeral?
12 November 2016
Our quick guide to Wayne McGregor's first full-length ballet for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.
1 November 2016
Our quick introduction to Gerard Jones’s blood-spattered production of Handel’s Baroque opera.
22 October 2016
A quick guide to Puccini's first triumph.
21 October 2016
Our quick introduction to this tale of memory, identity and loss in the Russian Revolution, from the master of dramatic ballet.
5 October 2016
Our quick introduction to the South African theatre company’s story of an African migrant’s indomitable hope, told through music, theatre and dance.
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.
27 September 2016
Our quick guide to Shostakovich’s surreal and brilliant first opera, in a new production by acclaimed Australian director Barrie Kosky.
20 September 2016
Much more than a charming set-piece with some snazzy shoes, Ashton’s delightful Lancastrian clog dance draws on traditions that are both English and international.
16 September 2016
Our one-stop guide to Bellini’s beautiful prayer for his title character, one of the best loved arias in the bel canto repertory.