Listen: Antonio Pappano on Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci — ‘The music is always on the verge of tears’
26 November 2015
The conductor on why Mascagni and Leoncavallo’s operas, immortalized in films including The Godfather, so perfectly encapsulate Italy and its people.
28 February 2014
1914 and the First World War saw Covent Garden in a number of guises - from fancy dress ball venue to furniture store.