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Britten in Europe

Britten in Europe, 12-Star Culture

Strength in Numbers

The Guardian
The experience of being in an opera chorus

A Passion for Music

The Spectator
The Earl of Harewood talks about a life in opera

The Swan Queen

The Lady
Deborah Bull, principal dancer with The Royal Ballet and now Creative Director of the Royal Opera House, in conversation

Garsington on the Move

The Spectator
Garsington Opera heads for a new home at Wormsley

Tristan und Isolde in Widescreen

The Guardian
On tour with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Stage Struck

The Lady
The hidden skills of the stage manager

Guiding Principles

The Spectator
What makes a good audio-guide?

La Bête

The Spectator
Director Matthew Warchus in conversation

The Great Communicator

The Spectator
Celebrating Leonard Bernstein

Stacks of Learning

The Lady
The London Library - a reader's paradise

In the Firing Line

The Spectator
Why does the Royal Opera House keep a stash of weaponry backstage?

Shoe Story

The Lady
A glimpse behind the scenes at the workings of the Royal Opera House shoe department

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Partners in Rhyme

The Lady
The enduring popularity of Gilbert and Sullivan

A View from the Pit

The Spectator
Playing in an opera orchestra; Janice Graham, leader of the English National Opera orchestra in conversation

Presence or Presents?

The Lady
What are the duties of a modern-day godparent?

Operatic Transports

The Spectator Christmas issue
An investigation into some of the many modes of transport featured in opera plots

Communicating through Music

The Spectator
How music can help overcome the isolation of dementia sufferers

Choir Joys

The Lady
The joys of singing - in choirs, in chamber groups, with children, on your own

Ready for Anything

The Spectator
Simon McBurney discusses the challenges of performing in Beckett's Endgame

Behind the Scenes at the Coliseum

The Spectator
discovering the daunting tasks faced by the technical team, getting the show on - and off - stage

An Intelligent Spectacle

The Spectator
David Pountney talks about the massive extravaganzas on the lake at the Bregenz Festival

A Close Engagement with Music

The Spectator
The voice of Radio 3's In Tune, Sean Rafferty

Shore Leave

Opera Now
A visit to the Apollo Theatre in Hermoupolis, on the Greek island of Syros

Dangerous Territory

The Spectator
Soprano Janis Kelly plays the role of a temperamental and tormented prima donna in Rufus Wainwright's new opera

Alone in the Wilderness

The Spectator
What draws actors to the gruelling and solitary experience of the one-man show

Giving Life to Characters

The Spectator
Ian McDiarmid transforms a novel into a play and performs the leading role

A Power to Enthral

The Spectator
How book illustration can bring the narrative to life

Morality Takes to the Stage

The Spectator
A staged realisation of The Pilgrim's Progress by Vaughan Williams

A Natural Approach to Chekhov

The Spectator
Joanna Lumley talks about Chekhov, as she prepares to play Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, directed by Jonathan Miller