Listen: Koen Kessels on the power of orchestras – ‘New music is one of the ways to bring about evolution in our society’
30 January 2017
The Music Director of The Royal Ballet shares his tips for young composers and speaks about the opportunities and challenges of commissioning new music for dance.
9 November 2016
The great American composer speaks about his score for Wayne McGregor’s ballet Multiverse.
3 June 2016
David Jones’ epic war poem comes to the Royal Opera House stage in an operatic adaption from Welsh National Opera
29 April 2016
Emma Bell, Christian Gerhaher and Hartmut Haenchen speak about Wagner’s early masterpiece.
24 November 2015
The Russian dancer talks about his career to date and about life with The Royal Ballet.
16 September 2015
French director Mariame Clément on why Chabrier’s opera may surprise London audiences.
3 March 2015
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth and mezzo-soprano Christine Rice discuss the juxtaposition of music and text in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
25 February 2015
Radio DJ meets Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares, explores backstage and takes her mum to her first-ever ballet.
3 November 2014
The Principal dancer on fulfilling a longtime aspiration in dancing Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote
20 October 2014
We spoke to the conductor about his Royal Opera debut, Mozart, Verdi and his love of horses.