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    1. November 10, 2014

      Three Ballets, Royal Opera House, London – review

      There used to be a tradition for balletic triple bills, sanctified by years of touring and of seasons in great cities. It...

    2. November 7, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Rameau, Barbican, London A noteworthy event is proposed at the Barbican on November 18: a re-creation, with dancers and the...

    1. November 4, 2014

      Idomeneo, Royal Opera House, London – review

      There are two divergent trends in the staging of baroque and early classical opera: on the one hand, a preoccupation with...

    2. October 31, 2014

      Upcoming dance perfomances

      The Age of Anxiety, Royal Opera House, London After two more showings of the blissful Ashton programme on Tuesday and...

    3. October 20, 2014

      Ashton mixed programme, Royal Opera House, London – review

      The splendid bill of Frederick Ashton choreographies which took to the Covent Garden stage on Saturday night serves to...

    4. October 17, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, London Birmingham Royal Ballet ends its London season at Sadler’s Wells today with...

    5. October 15, 2014

      I due Foscari, Royal Opera House, London – review

      It was considerate of Verdi to leave his opera I due Foscari to posterity. The central role of Francesco Foscari, Doge of...

    6. October 10, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Coppélia, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton English National Ballet brings Ronald Hynd’s delightful staging of this enchanting...

    7. October 10, 2014

      Upcoming concerts and festivals

      I due Foscari, October 14-November 2, Royal Opera House, London Plácido Domingo – once a tenor, now a baritone – returns to...

    8. October 3, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Rambert Dance, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury The Rambert troupe is to be seen in Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre from Wednesday...

    9. September 26, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Birmingham Royal Ballet, Various venues The company’s autumn schedule finds the troupe performing David Bintley’s two-act...

    10. September 26, 2014

      Interview: ‘Cats’ creator Dame Gillian Lynne

      A slim figure in rust-coloured sweats walks across a rehearsal studio at Birmingham Royal Ballet into a knot of dancers. She...

    11. September 19, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Juliet and Romeo, Sadler’s Wells, London Returning to London after two decades, Royal Swedish Ballet brings a highly praised...

    12. September 19, 2014

      Institutional naming rights gaining favour among wealthy donors

      For someone from a family called Falik, seeking naming rights in exchange for a philanthropic donation might seem an odd...

    13. September 16, 2014

      Norma, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing – review

      By now, Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts has developed a formula for introducing western operas. Unlike the...

    14. September 15, 2014

      Otello/Anna Nicole/Rigoletto, London – review

      As the 2014/15 season opens, the wheel of fortune has dealt very different hands to London’s two opera companies. While the...

    15. September 12, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Birmingham Ballet, The Lowry, Salford Birmingham Royal Ballet opens its autumn season at The Lowry with David Bintley’s...

    16. September 5, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Dracula, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Northern Ballet takes the first steps in the new season with its well-liked Dracula...

    17. August 29, 2014

      Hot ticket: live-streaming theatre productions in cinemas

      On December 30 2006 the Metropolitan Opera in New York conducted an experiment. Building on 75 years’ experience of live...

    18. August 22, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      The lethargy that overtakes the dance world in late summer makes this time of year a desert for dance. So I offer these...

    19. August 18, 2014

      Cinderella, Royal Opera House, London – review

      The star ratings system is a blunt instrument at the best of times but it becomes almost meaningless when faced with...

    20. August 15, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Lord of the Flies, Various venues Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures troupe is taking a new staging by Bourne and Scott Ambler...

    21. August 15, 2014

      Richard Wagner: Die Walküre – review

      This previously unpublished BBC recording, documenting Georg Solti’s first new production as Royal Opera music director,...

    22. August 15, 2014

      The Proms and the first world war

      As part of its first world war centenary tribute, the BBC Proms this Sunday will juxtapose works by three composers who died...

    23. August 12, 2014

      Mariinsky triple bill, Royal Opera House, London – review

      Not a seat to be had for the Mariinsky’s triple bill, which offered a bold mix of work beginning with Mikhail Fokine’s The...

    24. August 11, 2014

      Balanchine Ballets, Royal Opera House, London – review

      The Mariinsky Ballet has, in recent years, reclaimed its grandest Old Boy by mounting splendid stagings of the Balanchine...

    25. August 8, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Opera House, London This feast continues for another week. Today you have last chances to see the...

    26. August 4, 2014

      Swan Lake, Royal Opera House, London – review

      In all my years of ballet-going, Swan Lake has been the most persistent phenomenon. With a legion of companies I have seen...

    27. August 1, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Solo For Two, Coliseum, London At the London Coliseum from Wednesday until next Saturday Natalia Osipova and Vladimir...

    28. July 29, 2014

      Romeo and Juliet, Royal Opera House, London – review

      As we look at Leonid Lavrovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, which opened the Mariinsky Ballet’s London season on Monday night, we see...

    29. July 23, 2014

      Cubanía, Royal Opera House, London – review

      A house favourite since joining the Royal Ballet in 1998, Carlos Acosta has had no problem packing Covent Garden for...

    30. July 14, 2014

      La bohème, Royal Opera House, London – review

      It is – remarkably – 40 years since John Copley’s production of La bohème was first seen at the Royal Opera House. In the...

    31. July 11, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Opera House, London Seekers after truth, beauty, bravura, l’âme slave, discipline, tradition,...

    32. July 7, 2014

      Maria Stuarda, Royal Opera House, London – review

      In the run-up to the vote on Scottish independence there is plenty of scope for topical allusions in the theatre. When the...

    33. June 30, 2014

      The World’s Greatest Show, Greenwich Dance, London

      The 20-minute interval in the middle of Arthur Pita’s The World’s Greatest Show was a chance for the encircling audience at...

    34. June 27, 2014

      Ariadne auf Naxos, Royal Opera House, London – review

      No composer was so intent on navel-gazing as Richard Strauss. In his 150th anniversary year we are getting plenty of...

    35. June 23, 2014

      Leading UK galleries begin search for new directors

      Two of the top jobs in the UK art world are up for grabs after the heads of the National Gallery and the National Portrait...

    36. June 18, 2014

      Manon Lescaut, Royal Opera House, London – review

      It is a brave director who tries to update Puccini. For a group of works commonly (if erroneously) described as “realistic”,...

    37. June 13, 2014

      Upcoming dance and ballet

      Restless Creature, Royal Opera House, London The illustrious American ballerina Wendy Whelan, a long-time star of New York...

    38. June 6, 2014

      Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Opera House, London

      A Reminder: the Mariinsky Ballet arrives at the Royal Opera House on July 28. roh.org.uk 020 7304 4000...

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