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Royal Opera House

Summer performances at the Royal Opera House face disruption if security staff vote to go on strike over allegations of bullying and poor pay. Security...

Famously condemned by Stalin in 1936, Shostakovich's graphic Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk still has the power to shock. Until the bleak final act, Richard Jones'...

Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon skims across a lake of darkness before plunging into its depths. The Abbe Prevost’s story of a girl whose fear of poverty...

As with several other unappealing Royal Opera productions, Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 staging survives because at each revival the company can slot in new cast...

Posthumously premiered in 1930 and based on Dostoyevsky’s semi-autobiographical novella about his experiences as a political prisoner in 19th-century Russia, Janacek’s final opera makes...

Arts Council England is to establish a Digital Culture Code that theatres will be expected to sign up to, in an effort to improve...

Carmen has always been a mutable opera and the Royal Opera has lately favoured both a traditionally costumed staging by Francesca Zambello and, extramurally,...

From the world’s most in-demand opera director, the Royal Opera’s new Carmen ditches sultry stereotypes in favour of music hall spectacle. He tells George...

Another opening night, another sad memorial. The first performance of this revival of Jonathan Kent’s Tosca, first seen in 2006, was dedicated to the...
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