Telling Tales: Why Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann is among the most edited operas in the repertory
7 November 2016
The composer died before completing the opera, leading to a great amount of second-guessing as to Offenbach’s true final intentions.
27 October 2016
Our quick introduction to Tales of Hoffmann, the wonderful final work from a master of French music theatre.
15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.
12 September 2016
From alien-blasting sci-fi to historical drama, opera has long soundtracked some of the silver screen's most memorable moments.
19 August 2016
Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.
26 April 2016
Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.
22 April 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.
3 October 2014
The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.
21 March 2014
As we show a group of productions exploring the fascination of the Faust story we ask if the devil has the best tunes.