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Articles tagged with "ROH Collections"

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.

Iced Gems: Remembering the Royal Opera House’s indoor ice-skating rink

19 January 2016

In the 1930s, long before on-ice theatre adaptations became an arena staple, the ROH had its own skating rink.

Gallery: Historic photos of The Nutcracker

17 December 2015

Fascinating archive images from ROH Collections capture previous performances of this classic festive ballet.

Oh yes it is!: The surprising history of pantomime at the Royal Opera House

16 December 2015

Our seasonal Item of the Month from ROH Collections shows the rich (and surprising) history of the Christmas panto at the ROH.

ROH Collections Item of the Month: The Attilio Comelli Design Collection

19 November 2015

This extensive and beautiful collection from a pioneer of opera costume design gives an invaluable insight into the history of stagewear.

Discover the ROH’s extensive historic collections during Explore Your Archive week

16 November 2015

We'll be revealing highlights from our archive during this nationwide event 14–22 November 2015.

Preserving Theatre Archives for Future Generations: ROH Collections and the Association of Performing Arts Collections

4 November 2015

ROH Collections recently hosted a study day for theatre collections around the UK and Ireland.

ROH Collections Items of the Month: Highlights from the Costume Collection

28 October 2015

We've picked two of our favourite opera items from the collection's 6,200 artefacts — shoes worn by Adelina Patti and Cecil Beaton’s iconic Turandot dress.

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