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Articles tagged with "ROH Collections"

Drawing on our history: how sketches bring The Royal Opera’s past to life

22 June 2017

Artist Alan Halliday sketched performances for more than 25 years, now preserved by ROH Collections.

New look: the living history of Marguerite and Armand’s designs

7 June 2017

Dresses worn by Margot Fonteyn and Sylvie Guillem reveal how every element of a ballet is carefully re-assessed for each revival.

How The Royal Opera has kept opera looking forward for more than three hundred years

25 May 2017

The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.

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.

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