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Articles by Mel Spencer

The Royal Opera Chorus on the physical and vocal challenges of performing Carmen

12 March 2018

Barrie Kosky's all-singing all-dancing production is something of a workout for the singers.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Janáček's From the House of the Dead?

8 March 2018

Audience responses to The Royal Opera's hard-hitting new production of Janáček’s final work.

Applications open for all-female opera conducting course

8 March 2018

The Royal Opera House, the National Opera Studio and the RPS Women Conductors Programme is piloting a free, week-long course for opera conducting.

Watch: The Royal Ballet's Manon in rehearsal

7 March 2018

Watch members of The Royal Ballet as they prepare for the opening night of Kenneth MacMillan’s enthralling ballet.

Cast change: Matthew Ball to dance in Giselle on 9 March 2018

5 March 2018

David Hallberg is replaced by Matthew Ball in the role of Albrecht.

Your Reaction: What did you think of The Winter's Tale 2018?

14 February 2018

Christopher Wheeldon's colourful Shakespearean adaptation returns to The Royal Ballet.

Watch: How do you play one of opera's greatest villains?

11 February 2018

Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley reveals how he gets into character, playing Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca.

Watch: Francesca Hayward reveals her 5 favourite objects

8 February 2018

Speaking to Vogue, the Principal of The Royal Ballet shares the objects that have inspired her throughout her career.

What did you think of Puccini's Tosca live in cinemas 2018?

7 February 2018

Audience responses to The Royal Opera's live cinema broadcast shown across the world.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Bizet's Carmen?

7 February 2018

Here's what the audience had to say about Barrie Kosky's new Royal Opera's production of Bizet's classic.

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