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Articles tagged with "conducting"

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.

Andrea Quinn on female conductors: ‘The future looks bright’

8 March 2016

The ballet conductor 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.