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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.

Listen: Steve Reich on the universal power of music

9 November 2016

The great American composer speaks about his score for Wayne McGregor’s ballet Multiverse.

Listen: Actor Michael Sheen reads the warrior’s boast from In Parenthesis

3 June 2016

David Jones’ epic war poem comes to the Royal Opera House stage in an operatic adaption from Welsh National Opera

Listen: Wagner’s Tannhäuser – ‘It’s an amazing discovery to feel that way about music’

29 April 2016

Emma Bell, Christian Gerhaher and Hartmut Haenchen speak about Wagner’s early masterpiece.

Listen: Vadim Muntagirov – ‘It’s a dream to dance MacMillan and Ashton ballets’

24 November 2015

The Russian dancer talks about his career to date and about life with The Royal Ballet.

Listen: L’Étoile is ‘not really about the plot but about the silliness of it all’

16 September 2015

French director Mariame Clément on why Chabrier’s opera may surprise London audiences.

Listen: It may be tuneful, but Weill’s music underlines a ‘dark, cynical message’

3 March 2015

Conductor Mark Wigglesworth and mezzo-soprano Christine Rice discuss the juxtaposition of music and text in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

Listen: Sara Cox backstage at The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake on BBC Radio 2

25 February 2015

Radio DJ meets Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares, explores backstage and takes her mum to her first-ever ballet.

Listen: Matthew Golding – ‘Carlos Acosta knows what he wants’

3 November 2014

The Principal dancer on fulfilling a longtime aspiration in dancing Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote

Listen: Marc Minkowski – 'Finding the right sound'

20 October 2014

We spoke to the conductor about his Royal Opera debut, Mozart, Verdi and his love of horses.

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