The Royal Opera House must cut costs by reducing its staff; opening night of 'Aida.'
The Royal Opera House's Nicholas Payne balances business and art; Wagner's 'Ring Cycle.'
Pupils of the Royal Ballet School audition for roles in 'The Nutcracker.'
The principal of 'Marriage of Figaro' loses his voice; 'Sleeping Beauty' dancers nurse injuries.
'Katya Kabanova' and 'Sleeping Beauty' go over budget; a horse takes an on-stage spill.
Denyce Graves makes her debut as Carmen at Covent Garden.