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Articles tagged with "by Tom Cairns"

How The Royal Opera has kept opera looking forward for more than three hundred years

25 May 2017

The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.

Thomas Adès on what inspired his new opera The Exterminating Angel

2 May 2017

The composer reveals what drew him to Buñuel's Surrealist satire, and how he set about creating his acclaimed operatic adaptation.

What does it all mean? Searching for answers to Thomas Adès's brain-scrambling The Exterminating Angel

27 April 2017

The surreal film by Luis Buñuel that inspired Adès' third opera offers some intriguing clues.

The challenges of bringing The Exterminating Angel to the stage

26 April 2017

A flock of sheep, a bear, a disembodied hand, set in an inescapable single room: how do you stage Thomas Adès’s sensational new opera?

Your Reaction: What did you think of Thomas Adès‏'s The Exterminating Angel?

25 April 2017

Audience responses to the UK premiere of Adès's opera, inspired by Luis Buñuel’s surrealist film.

The ondes martenot: The eeriest instrument ever invented?

21 April 2017

The otherworldly instrument that paved the way for the synthesizer explosion has seduced everyone from Messiaen to Radiohead.

The pieces that made Thomas Adès

21 April 2017

The British composer has been at the vanguard of new music throughout his career, as demonstrated by these must-hear works.

Opera Essentials: Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel

18 April 2017

Our quick introduction to the UK premiere of the latest work from one of today’s leading composers.

Watch: Insights into Thomas Adès' opera The Exterminating Angel

23 March 2017

Get a unique glimpse into The Royal Opera's new production with the composer, director and singers including John Tomlinson and Anne Sofie von Otter.

Angels, devils, fools and women: exploring the role of the countertenor

24 January 2017

Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.

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