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Articles tagged with "The Royal Opera"

Remembering Paul Findlay, The Royal Opera’s Director of Opera 1987–93

23 November 2016

Throughout 25 years spent at the Royal Opera House in numerous roles, Findlay was committed to widening access to opera and ballet.

Watch: Shostakovich’s opera The Nose on-demand

9 November 2016

Barrie Kosky’s new Royal Opera production of Shostakovich’s surrealist satire was livestreamed via the ROH YouTube channel.

#OperaGram Instameet: Photos from behind the scenes on Les Contes d'Hoffmann

8 November 2016

Instagrammers joined The Royal Opera to capture preparations for the return of John Schlesinger's sumptuous production.

Young Artist Profile: Director Gerard Jones on how to ensure opera’s relevance

8 November 2016

The director discusses his grungy new production of Oreste, getting a foot in the door as an usher and why he thinks some are intimidated by opera.

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.

Opera Essentials: Handel’s Oreste

1 November 2016

Our quick introduction to Gerard Jones’s blood-spattered production of Handel’s Baroque opera.

‘I never thought my opera debut would be as a dancing nose’

31 October 2016

Dancer Cameron Ball reveals what it's like performing in Barrie Kosky’s surreal Royal Opera production of Shostakovich’s The Nose.

Opera Essentials: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

27 October 2016

Our quick introduction to Tales of Hoffmann, the wonderful final work from a master of French music theatre.

Opera Essentials: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

22 October 2016

A quick guide to Puccini's first triumph.

Debate: Should you dress up for the opera?

21 October 2016

Is the evening's magic lost if you don't wear black tie?

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