29 October 2014
The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.
9 October 2014
We speak to one of the creators of new ballet Cassandra, and to a consultant psychiatrist, about understanding and representing psychosis on stage.
5 September 2014
Ancient myth illustrated with new animations, voiced by Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory.
4 September 2014
Actors perform poems on film, and voice animated films inspired by the festival's theme of myth.
1 September 2014
How ancient mythological stories continue to inspire choreographers and dancers.
7 August 2014
Design will feature collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili, who will paint directly onto dancers.
23 June 2014
A quick guide to Strauss's sparkling tragi-comedic opera.
10 March 2014
We explore a tiny and incredibly powerful idea in Richard Strauss's mystical opera.
30 January 2014
In preparation for English Touring Opera's production of King Priam, we look at how pacifist ideals have influenced opera in the last century.
23 September 2013
As The Royal Opera revives Elektra, we explore other examples of legends on the lyric stage.