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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25 May 2016
To celebrate the annual internet event, we've shared some of our favourite opera and ballet facts.
22 April 2016
Many years before the RSC was established and Shakespeare's Globe was rebuilt, the Royal Opera House was an important hub for the Bard's work in London.