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Articles tagged with "ROH Collections"

Butterfly’s sanctuary: The long history of Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera House

20 March 2017

From the opera’s UK premiere in 1905 through to the present day, Puccini’s much-loved opera has a long and close relationship with Covent Garden.

How the design of Royal Opera House red programmes has evolved through the ages

20 January 2017

Tastes change, as a fascinating trip through more than 250 years of historical souvenirs shows.

Awakening The Sleeping Beauty: Re-opening the Royal Opera House after World War II

28 December 2016

This wonderful classical ballet has a special place in The Royal Ballet’s history, marking a new beginning for the Company in more ways than one.

Masterful or muddled? The controversial opera and ballet hybrid that heralded the dawn of The Royal Opera

12 December 2016

How an unlikely all-singing, all-dancing Purcell performance paved the way for the creation of The Royal Opera, 70 years ago.

Why did Schlesinger’s production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann hog the headlines?

28 November 2016

Sex scenes, scandal and sensational headlines: the ROH Collections team delve into the archives to uncover the buzz around this iconic production, 36 years on from its premiere.

60 years of being royal: How The Royal Ballet got its charter

31 October 2016

October 2016 marks 60 years since Sadler’s Wells Ballet became The Royal Ballet – a change which was hotly debated in the press at the time.

Hidden in plain view: How the Royal Opera House keeps historic artworks alive

7 October 2016

Covent Garden is home to precious art works by David Hockney, Maurice Lambert and Elisabeth Frink, but ensuring their survival requires extreme patience, skill and attention to detail.

The historic ballet tour that nearly didn’t happen

3 August 2016

Diverted planes, missed rehearsals, and a shoplifting discus thrower: the Bolshoi's 1956 Covent Garden season got off to an uncertain start.

A perennial favourite: The history of Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House

6 July 2016

Verdi’s fiery tragedy has been a staple at the Royal Opera House for centuries, as revealed by a foray into our archives.

Just the ticket! The surprising history of ticketing at the Royal Opera House

1 June 2016

As the Royal Opera House ushers in the newest innovation in ticketing, ROH Collections looks back to the earliest theatre tickets used at Covent Garden.

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