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Articles by Ottilie Thornhill

Royal Opera House dims the lights for Earth Hour 2016

17 March 2016

Annual event aims to raise awareness of climate change.

Watch: Katie Mitchell on Lucia di Lammermoor 'My focus is 100% on the female characters'

11 March 2016

The director on her feminist take on Donizetti, and an innovative split-stage design.

Watch: Plácido Domingo and Liudmyla Monastyrska on the challenges of Nabucco

18 February 2016

The singers discuss the complexities of Verdi’s Biblical epic, a challenge for any singer.

Young Artist Profile: Samuel Dale Johnson – ‘You can’t become an opera singer overnight’

9 February 2016

The Australian baritone on singing alongside his heroes, and the extensive training it takes to become a professional opera singer.

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.

La traviata to be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 4 February 2016

29 January 2016

Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragic tale of love and loss stars Venera Gimadieva and Saimir Pirgu.

Watch: Antonio Pappano explores the music of Il tabarro and Suor Angelica

28 January 2016

The Music Director of the Royal Opera digs deeper into the scores of two of the three operas that make up Il trittico.

Watch: Chris Addison on L’Étoile — 'Cheaper than going to watch Arsenal, and no one's waving a big flag in front of you during the good bits!'

14 January 2016

The actor and comedian spoke to Channel 4 News about his upcoming Royal Opera debut.

Gallery: Portraits of Royal Ballet dancers by photographer Rick Guest

29 December 2015

A new exhibition and two new books focus on what it takes to be a ballet dancer.

Gallery: Historic photos of The Nutcracker

17 December 2015

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

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