Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Explore the history of opera from its origins in the 17th century, to experimental modern productions. Learn about the lives of some of opera’s most influential performers.

The Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

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Roy Strong: Self-Portrait as a Young Man (Hardback)

Roy Strong: Self-Portrait as a Young Man (Hardback)

For nearly half a century, Sir Roy Strong has enjoyed a high public profile in the arts world in Britain. Yet remarkably little is known about his lif…

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Event - The Costumes of the Royal Opera House

Mon 09 February 2015 19:00

Mal Barton, Head of Costume Workrooms, has worked with the Royal Opera House since 1981, restoring and altering thousands of costumes. In this talk, Mal shares her passion for performance costume and the techniques needed to enable a performer the freedom of movement whether wearing a corset or a tutu.

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