Watch: ‘If you think of a football team, the conductor is a coach and a player all at once’ – Semyon Bychkov on his return to Covent Garden
18 December 2015
The Russian conducts The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Kasper Holten’s Eugene Onegin
Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’
27 May 2015
The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.
20 October 2014
We spoke to the conductor about his Royal Opera debut, Mozart, Verdi and his love of horses.
12 October 2014
Catch up with Antonio Pappano's chat with the opera star, and see a selection of audience comments.
30 June 2014
So uncanny ('Unheimlich' in German) were Strauss's expressive skills, that he boasted he could even describe a knife and fork in music.
26 September 2013
The Latvian conductor on the emotional and technical demands of Richard Strauss’s gripping drama.
15 April 2011