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Articles categorised as "Music"

Watch: Philip Glass reflects on his early life as a struggling musician

29 January 2017

Now one of the world's most celebrated artists, the composer made ends meet with stints as a taxi driver and removal man.

Painting with music: How Tchaikovsky used the orchestra to create unrivalled ballet scores

24 November 2016

The great Russian composer was a genius in orchestration, but he outdid himself with The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

A trip around Handel’s London

18 November 2016

Handel made his mark, and then some – and nearly 300 years later we can still revisit some of his favourite haunts.

Out Loud: Royal Opera Chorus to join Joseph Calleja for free pop-up performance

26 August 2016

Visitors to Covent Garden are invited to perform with the Royal Opera Chorus and soloists in a one-day celebration of song.

Royal Opera broadcasts for autumn and winter 2016/17 announced

25 August 2016

Upcoming radio broadcasts from Covent Garden include Così fan tutte, Norma and The Barber of Seville.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Pet Shop Boys' Inner Sanctum series?

21 July 2016

The iconic synthpop duo are playing a four date residency at Covent Garden to celebrate the release their new album, Super.

How the Royal Opera House became the world’s most elegant pop venue

20 July 2016

Move over, opera and ballet – pop is no stranger to the Covent Garden stage.

BBC Proms 2016: Our must-see recommendations

15 July 2016

With more than 90 concerts over the course of eight weeks, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Watch: Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato's tips for singers

6 July 2016

Two of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of recent times discuss what makes a great singer and offer their advice via a unique analogy.

Watch: Joyce DiDonato sings The Star-Spangled Banner

4 July 2016

Celebrate the Fourth of July with an operatic performance of the American national anthem.

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