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Articles by Amanda Holloway

X-appeal: Christopher Wheeldon and Mark-Anthony Turnage on the 19th-century scandal that inspired their new ballet

30 July 2015

The choreographer and composer on the story behind John Singer Sargent's 'Portrait of Madame X', and how it has influenced their latest collaboration.

Trade secrets: Find out more about staging the gruesome final act of Berg's Wozzeck

12 September 2013

How do they keep a baritone underwater for seven minutes?

Librettist David Harsent on writing for opera

17 September 2012

Find out more about the creative process behind The Minotaur and In the Locked Room.

Find out more about the links between dancers and Olympic athletes

3 August 2012

Gold medal-winning triple-jumper Jonathan Edwards and former dancer Deborah Bull compare notes.

Five reasons why Robert le diable is a must-see

6 July 2012

Putting the 'grand' into French Grand Opera in a new production by Laurent Pelly.

Eva-Maria Westbroek returns to Covent Garden in Les Troyens

22 June 2012

The soprano tells us why she’s so happy to be singing the role of Didon with The Royal Opera.

Trade secret: Covering up tattoos

8 June 2012

Find out how our Make Up Department conceal artists' body art.

Angela Denoke: Under the skin of Salome

27 April 2012

The German soprano tells us about the role of Strauss's complex heroine.

Fearsome beasts and fairy cakes

21 April 2012

A glimpse behind the scenes in the Props department.