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.
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.
20 January 2017
Tastes change, as a fascinating trip through more than 250 years of historical souvenirs shows.
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.