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Articles tagged with "composing"

Could you create an opera for the Royal Opera House?

17 March 2017

Applications close soon for the MA in Opera Making and Writing and Doctoral Composer-in-Residence programmes at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Winners of 2016 Fanfare competition for young composers announced

9 May 2016

The 10 winning fanfares will be recorded by Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Applications open for Guildhall School's MA in Opera Making & Writing

24 February 2016

Masters programme for aspiring composers and writers allows participants to focus on how new opera is created, developed and performed.

Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’

8 February 2016

Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.

Wagner's Parsifal: A masterpiece 38 years in the making

6 December 2013

Why did Wagner's final opera take nearly four decades to complete?

The Waltz: Elegance combined with an erotic air

5 July 2013

As La rondine opens, we look at the origins and appeal of the waltz and its cultural significance.

Musical Highlight: 'Oh mattutini albori!' from La donna del lago

21 May 2013

Rossini introduces us to his heroine Elena as she rows her boat across a loch.



What are Britten's Canticles?

29 April 2013

A look at five works created in parallel to the composer's iconic post-war operas.

Composer’s Cut #1: Giuseppe Verdi the notorious reviser

12 April 2013

In the first of a series of articles on how composers rework operas, we explore changes to Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra.

Listen: The cast and creative team speak about Written on Skin

1 March 2013

George Benjamin, Martin Crimp, Barbara Hannigan and Christopher Purves on the opera.

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