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Articles tagged with "composition"

Making it up as they go along? Mozart, Da Ponte and the creation of Così fan tutte

19 September 2016

Research into the original manuscripts of this famously ambiguous opera reveals that even its creators couldn’t decide what was going on.

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.

Calling young composers! Entries for Fanfare Competition 2016 are now open

1 March 2016

Competition gives 11 to 18-year-olds the chance to create their own music for the Royal Opera House. 

La traviata musical highlight: ‘Ah fors’è lui’ / ‘Sempre libera’

8 January 2016

Violetta may hide her true feelings with a life of parties and excess, but Verdi's first aria for her reveals her desperate longing for love.

Król Roger Musical Highlight: Roxana’s Song

1 May 2015

The sensuous siren call of King Roger’s wife is one of the opera’s most intoxicating moments.

Winners of 2015 Fanfare Competition for young composers announced

4 March 2015

12 secondary school pupils will have their fanfares orchestrated and recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

Entries open for Fanfare competition 2014

19 February 2014

Winners will have their music performed and recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

Musical highlights: ‘Dio, che nell’alma infondere’ from Don Carlo

3 October 2013

Verdi's political thriller offers one of his finest duets.

Musical highlight: The chilling motif that haunts Strauss's Elektra

20 September 2013

A closer look at the ‘Agamemnon’ motif, used throughout to re-enforce themes of revenge and obsession.

Teaching music through the Fanfare competition

30 October 2012

One teacher tells us how his pupils have been inspired by the project and we look ahead to taster sessions.

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