10 February 2016
Our quick introduction to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme celebrating choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
4 February 2016
A 19th century scandal — and the John Singer Sargent painting behind it — has inspired the choreographer's latest ballet.
X-appeal: Christopher Wheeldon and Mark-Anthony Turnage on the 19th-century scandal that inspired their new ballet
30 July 2015
The choreographer and composer on the story behind John Singer Sargent's 'Portrait of Madame X', and how it has influenced their latest collaboration.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?
11 September 2014
With its lavish hedonism, Anna Nicole makes the soirées in La traviata and La bohème look like a teddy bears' picnic.
25 August 2014
Our guide to Mark-Anthony Turnage's sensational 2011 opera.
21 August 2014
From Così fan tutte to Anna Nicole – operas have long come with a sharp edge.
15 August 2014
A short solo listing the drugs taken by Anna Nicole Smith's son distills the emotional essence of a tragic tale.
27 June 2014
Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.
24 June 2014
Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.