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Articles tagged with "conducting"

Watch: Why performing Verdi's Otello ranks among opera's greatest challenges

23 May 2017

As the Shakespearean opera returns to the stage, Antonio Pappano reveals what makes the piece 'an Everest'.

The secret world of the opera prompter

10 May 2017

Secretly mouthing the singers' cues from a cramped, hidden box, the job of a prompter is often unfairly overlooked.

Young Artist Profile: Jonathan Santagada – ‘Music will win over a sceptical newcomer – It did for me.’

14 March 2016

The Italian conductor on the hard work that it takes to become a professional conductor and what he's learnt from Music Director Antonio Pappano.

‘The future looks bright’ for female conductors

8 March 2016

The ballet conductor Andrea Quinn reflects on her personal journey to the orchestra pit and leading a conducting workshop for women at the Royal Opera House.

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.

Listen: Marc Minkowski – 'Finding the right sound'

20 October 2014

We spoke to the conductor about his Royal Opera debut, Mozart, Verdi and his love of horses.

Your Reaction: Plácido Domingo In Conversation live stream

12 October 2014

Catch up with Antonio Pappano's chat with the opera star, and see a selection of audience comments.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: U is for Unheimlich

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.

Watch: Andris Nelsons on Elektra

26 September 2013

The Latvian conductor on the emotional and technical demands of Richard Strauss’s gripping drama.

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