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Kasper Holten’s production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg explores the fight between tradition and innovation.

Find out more in our essential guide to Wagner's comic opera.

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Opera Essentials: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
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02/25/2017 at 12:42. Facebook
How do choreographers learn their craft?

We spoke to the Royal Ballet School to see how they teach students to develop their creativity and find their own expressive movement.

How does The Royal Ballet School create such great choreographers?
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02/24/2017 at 21:43. Facebook
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02/24/2017 at 12:24. Facebook
The devastating beauty of Madama Butterfly

(We don't often cry watching our own trailers, but...)
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02/23/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
How do you become an opera singer?
Why do the women in opera always have to die?
What's it like to sing on the Royal Opera House stage?

Whether you're new to opera or simply have burning questions, soprano Ermonela Jaho will do her best to answer.

No such thing as a silly question - ask away! We'll pick a selection and use it to create a film we're shooting next week.
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02/23/2017 at 15:32. Facebook
Handel was born 332 years ago today - time to take a (virtual) walk in his footsteps?

A trip around Handel’s London
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02/22/2017 at 17:03. Facebook
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02/21/2017 at 17:59. Facebook
Telling a sobering truth behind the fantasy of Japan

How Nagasaki became the setting for Puccini's Madama Butterfly:

Butterfly’s Nagasaki: The Japanese city in life and art
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02/20/2017 at 18:38. Facebook
Humbling artistry, hidden strength

A short film showcasing the grace, beauty, and endurance needed to perform the 'Rose Adage', featuring Principal of The Royal Ballet Akane Takada and First Soloist Valeri Hristov in rehearsal
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but...

Jewels dance highlight: The ‘Diamonds’ pas de deux
This evening will mainly be spent watching the Bluebird pas de deux over and over again...
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Music to sweep you off your feet!

(Don't worry, there's a hint of tragedy for our more cynical, Valentine's-hating followers. It is opera, after all.)

Our favourite romantic love duets
Tag someone in need of a little romance today! ❤

Watch: 6 romantic ballet moments
'Full of imagination and pain and beauty'

Wayne McGregor, Max Richter and Alessandra Ferri reveal the literary and human inspirations behind Woolf Works.

'Full of imagination and pain and beauty': Exploring human relationships through dance in Woolf Works
Your weekend will surely be improved by Placido Flamingo.

8 brilliant opera moments from TV
Get a first look at a brand new ballet in rehearsal:

Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite joins us to rehearse her new work, live on YouTube this evening.

Watch: Rehearsals for Crystal Pite’s new ballet to be livestreamed on 9 February 2017