24 April 2015
The composer was fascinated by Nietzsche’s theories of mankind’s opposing desires for control and for chaos – theories that drive the dilemma of King Roger.
22 April 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.
27 March 2015
Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.
10 March 2015
Our quick guide to Szymanowski’s sumptuous opera on self-control and desire.
20 February 2015
Kasper Holten's new Royal Opera production of Szymanowski's epic will be streamed on YouTube and a new Digital Platform from Opera Europa.
8 January 2015
Great savings on productions including The Royal Opera’s Madama Butterfly and La traviata, and The Royal Ballet’s La Fille mal gardèe.
2 December 2014
Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.
17 November 2014
Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for an exciting introduction to our Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions.
18 July 2014
While the Opera and Ballet Companies are away, work goes into preparing the scores for the new Season.
24 April 2014
Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.