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Articles by Paris Hart

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.

The historic ballet tour that nearly didn’t happen

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.

From the Archives: The Royal Ballet’s first performance of The Sleeping Beauty in 1946

18 February 2016

The Royal Ballet's classic production is 70 years old this year.

ROH Collections Item of the Month: The Attilio Comelli Design Collection

19 November 2015

This extensive and beautiful collection from a pioneer of opera costume design gives an invaluable insight into the history of stagewear.

ROH Collections Item of the Month: The Front of House Collection

18 August 2015

Spare a few minutes to take a look around before you head into a performance, and you'll see plenty of historic treasures in our front of house areas.