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.
15 April 2016
Shakespeare Day insights event focuses on operas and ballets inspired by the playwright's work, including The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Otello.
31 March 2016
Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation is a true collaborative effort, with spectacular designs from all the creative team coming together to tell the story.
24 March 2016
Without words, Christopher Wheeldon's choreography powerfully illuminates Shakespeare's text and the innermost thoughts of his characters.
Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’
8 February 2016
Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.
24 June 2015
Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.
22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
7 May 2014
Release marks new collaboration between RSC and ROH subsidiary Opus Arte.
14 April 2014
One of the Jacobean playwright's works inspired Strauss's sole collaboration with Stefan Zweig.
31 March 2014
A quick guide to Christopher Wheeldon's captivating Shakespeare adaptation.