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Royal Opera House

Norwegian director Stefan Herheim’s international career took off in 2009 with an acclaimed Parsifal at Bayreuth, which employed Wagner’s opera as a way of...

Reappearing for the sixth time and carefully revived by Thomas Guthrie, David McVicar’s production of The Magic Flute has turned out to be good...

It is 43 years since the Royal Opera last launched a new La Boheme – the most frequently played opera at this address. John...

The new artistic director of the Royal Opera has revealed plans to introduce £10 tickets to audiences prepared to sit on the floor. Oliver Mears...

The Kingdom of the Shades, in Act III of La Bayadere, is one of classical ballet’s most famous corps scenes. In the hands of...

As a reaction to the conservative choices of the Mariinsky season (including Swan Lake and Don Quixote), this triple bill is positively anarchic. With...

Despite the title, the ballet Don Quixote serves up minimal Cervantes picaresque, more an irresistible slab of cod-Catalan romantic romp. Not that much time...

Exactly why composer Andre Tchaikowsky – gay, Jewish and depressive – chose The Merchant of Venice, with its heavy-handed anti-Semitism, as the basis of...

Andrei Serban’s production of Puccini’s Chinese fable Turandot has been a staple of the Royal Opera repertoire since 1984 and continues to look good...
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