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Articles tagged with "ROH Collections"

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.

Geek Pride Day: 7 opera and ballet trivia gems

25 May 2016

To celebrate the annual internet event, we've shared some of our favourite opera and ballet facts.

A glimpse into the archives: The surprising history of Shakespeare at the Royal Opera House

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.

From the archives: The 1856 Covent Garden Fire

4 March 2016

160 years ago this weekend, a fire destroyed the Royal Italian Opera and led to the building of the current Royal Opera House.

From the Archives: The Royal Ballet’s first performance of The Sleeping Beauty in 1946

18 February 2016

The Royal Ballet's classic production is 70 years old this year.

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