10 May 2017
Secretly mouthing the singers' cues from a cramped, hidden box, the job of a prompter is often unfairly overlooked.
Listen: ‘The kind of music that arrives directly to your heart’ – Conductor Gianandrea Noseda on the power of Giuseppe Verdi
4 July 2016
The acclaimed Italian conductor explores what makes Verdi's music tick, and explains the challenges of performing it.
21 April 2016
Conductor Leo Hussain on the baffling neglect of an innovative myth-inspired opera that fuses the sounds of Debussy and Wagner.
30 March 2016
Three British conductors and répétiteurs were selected from a search spanning 20 countries worldwide.
23 November 2015
The acclaimed Russian conductor explores his personal response to this great Russian opera, one of his ‘first operatic loves’.
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.
21 October 2014
Chorus Director Renato Balsadonna on conducting his first opera at the Royal Opera House.
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.
7 October 2014
Barry Wordsworth to become Principal Guest Conductor.