13 May 2015
Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.
27 March 2015
Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
19 September 2014
Kenneth MacMillan constructed his dramatic ballet around four pivotal moments.
16 June 2014
The man who created Manon Lescaut was, like his heroine, full of contradictions.
23 April 2014
Literature has long provided composers with inspiration.
9 January 2014
A quick guide to Massenet's classic opera.
7 January 2014
We look at a handful of the gorgeous arias composed for this charming, capricious heroine.
16 January 2012
As Laurent Pelly's Cinderella screens in cinemas worldwide, an introduction Massenet's fairytale opera.
2 June 2011
Manon watched by thousands across the UK.