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Articles by Mattia Cabitza

Listen: Why has Enescu's operatic masterpiece Oedipe been neglected for so long?

21 April 2016

Conductor Leo Hussain on the baffling neglect of an innovative myth-inspired opera that fuses the sounds of Debussy and Wagner.

Listen: Vadim Muntagirov – ‘It’s a dream to dance MacMillan and Ashton ballets’

24 November 2015

The Russian dancer talks about his career to date and about life with The Royal Ballet.

Listen: Director Damiano Michieletto on Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci – ‘I want the audience to feel real emotions’

18 November 2015

The Italian opera director discusses his new production of the Italian verismo masterpieces.

Listen: L’Étoile is ‘not really about the plot but about the silliness of it all’

16 September 2015

French director Mariame Clément on why Chabrier’s opera may surprise London audiences.

How to write a family opera

26 March 2015

Nordic myth, magic spells and supernatural powers: Jonathan Dove on the challenges of writing an opera for all ages

Listen: It may be tuneful, but Weill’s music underlines a ‘dark, cynical message’

3 March 2015

Conductor Mark Wigglesworth and mezzo-soprano Christine Rice discuss the juxtaposition of music and text in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

Listen: Kevin O'Hare on the UK ballet scene - ‘British dance is having a renaissance’

18 February 2015

The Royal Ballet’s Director gives the inside track on a national dance scene with a plethora of young talent.

Listen: Toby Spence on Die Zauberflöte – ‘I can't think of an opera that engages so wholeheartedly with humanity’s biggest questions’

13 February 2015

English tenor Toby Spence discusses the very essence of Mozart’s masterpiece.

Listen: Matthew Golding – ‘Carlos Acosta knows what he wants’

3 November 2014

The Principal dancer on fulfilling a longtime aspiration in dancing Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote

The ‘deep humanity and dark colour’ of Verdi’s I due Foscari

21 October 2014

Chorus Director Renato Balsadonna on conducting his first opera at the Royal Opera House.

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