Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’
8 February 2016
Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.
1 February 2016
The conductor explored the music of relatively unknown composer Emmanuel Chabrier with the help of two principal cast members.
10 December 2015
With so many DVD, Blu-Ray and CD recordings of Mascagni and Leoncavallo's operas on offer, how do you choose between them?
30 November 2015
Mascagni’s draws on church music in this masterful and intense evocation of a small community and one guilt-ridden woman’s position outside of it.
5 November 2015
The acclaimed American composer speaks about seeing his music choreographed and the process of writing his first original score for ballet.
14 September 2015
Mozart showcases his immense skill in depicting complex characters with this exquisite aria depicting Countess Almaviva’s inner torment.
4 September 2015
This stunning sequence of dances gives a vivid impression of Orpheus’s journey through the Underworld, and contains some of Gluck’s best loved music.
26 August 2015
With nearly half of the UK's nightclubs having closed in the past decade, can Bach replace breakbeat?
11 August 2015
A look at UK dance and opera companies on tour this autumn.
10 July 2015
Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.