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Articles tagged with "Music"

'Full of imagination and pain and beauty': Exploring human relationships through dance in Woolf Works

9 February 2017

Wayne McGregor, Max Richter and Alessandra Ferri reveal the literary and human inspirations behind Woolf Works.

Minimalism to the max: Why choreographers love minimalist music

7 February 2017

The disparate music grouped together as ‘minimalism’ has inspired numerous dance works, and is more diverse than might initially be imagined.

Wayne McGregor on Desert Island Discs: Dance is as important as maths

30 January 2017

The Royal Ballet's celebrated choreographer chooses his music, book and luxury item on the iconic BBC Radio 4 programme.

Watch: Philip Glass reflects on his early life as a struggling musician

29 January 2017

Now one of the world's most celebrated artists, the composer made ends meet with stints as a taxi driver and removal man.

Verdi’s Il trovatore to be relayed live to cinemas on 31 January 2017

26 January 2017

David Bösch’s haunting Royal Opera production features some of the composer's most recognisable music, including the Anvil Chorus.

Adriana Lecouvreur musical highlight: Princesse de Bouillon’s aria ‘Acerba voluttà, dolce tortura’

19 January 2017

Cilea writes a fiery, impassioned aria for his villainess – proof that in opera, even baddies can be pitiable.

Best photos in the house! Our favourite Instagram posts at the Royal Opera House

25 November 2016

A selection of our favourite images capturing the magic of Covent Garden at the start of the 2016/17 Season.

Les Contes d’Hoffmann musical highlight: The Doll Aria

14 November 2016

Offenbach’s Olympia shows she’s no ordinary doll in this fiendishly difficult party-piece for soprano.

Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann to be relayed live to cinemas on 15 November 2016

11 November 2016

The live relay of John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production stars an impressive cast including Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson and Sonya Yoncheva.

Watch: Insights into Shostakovich's The Nose

27 September 2016

Director Barrie Kosky, members of the cast and the production's creative team share their vision for Shostakovich’s baffling and brilliant first opera.

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