Royal Opera House

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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‘Anything could happen’: inside the world’s first virtual reality opera
Current, Rising at the Royal Opera House, London, takes its audience on a dizzying journey through strange realms. Could this be the future?

Stuart Jeffries

04, May, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in May
As the UK emerges from lockdown and live performances return, we pick this month’s both live and streamed musical highlights

Andrew Clements

30, Apr, 2021 @4:01 PM

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Liam Scarlett: the British choreographer who has died aged 35
Profile: The former Royal Ballet artist in residence had a prolific career in British dance and beyond

Lyndsey Winship

18, Apr, 2021 @12:09 PM

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The Seven Deadly Sins/ Mahagonny Songspiel review – wit and style over sleaze
Jette Parker Young Artists successfully meet the challenges of this tough Brecht-Weill double bill head-on

Fiona Maddocks

17, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The Seven Deadly Sins/Mahagonny Songspiel review – imaginative and timely double bill
A young team bring Weill and Brecht’s satires bang up to date in this double bill exploring social media, binge eating and the crises of femininity and masculinity

Erica Jeal

12, Apr, 2021 @12:03 PM

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Antonio Pappano to replace Simon Rattle at London Symphony Orchestra
Royal Opera House’s music director will make move – a ‘dream come true’ – in September 2024

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

30, Mar, 2021 @11:23 AM

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'I got a job on a fishing trawler' – Covid: one year on, stars of music and theatre look back
In the second of our two-parter, rock stars, roadies, actors, dancers, composers and comics describe how their lives have been transformed without live shows – and imagine what now lies ahead

Dave Simpson , Imogen Tilden, Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

22, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Elijah Moshinsky obituary
Opera director who came to prize directness and psychological insight over deconstruction and irony

Barry Millington

25, Jan, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Classical music: Fiona Maddocks's 10 best of 2020
The year will be long remembered for recitals to an empty Wigmore Hall, car-park Puccini, Ravel as animation – and one man and his piano…

Fiona Maddocks

26, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Royal Opera Christmas concert review – pandemic pyjama party around the tree
The company’s roster got cosy to stage a series of scenes for their Christmas special, including Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha’s stunning Hansel and Gretel solo

Tim Ashley

20, Dec, 2020 @11:45 AM

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