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Articles tagged with "Harrison Birtwistle"

Don’t Look Now: Operatic responses to Orpheus

15 September 2015

Why does he look back? The Royal Opera’s five Orpheus works this year each give very different answers.

Gramophone Awards 2015 nominations announced

31 July 2015

A number of ROH-affiliated artists have been shortlisted for their recent recordings.

Irresistible stories: Myth and art

22 June 2015

Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.

Birtwistle and the Greeks

16 June 2015

Greek myths and dramas have inspired the acclaimed British composer Harrison Birtwistle throughout his career.

Opera Essentials: The Corridor/The Cure

9 June 2015

Our quick introduction to this double programme of chamber operas by Harrison Birtwistle.

Happy birthday Harrison Birtwistle!

14 July 2014

The composer, who celebrates his 80th birthday on 15 July, has a long relationship with The Royal Opera.

Discover Harrison Birtwistle's soundworld

12 August 2013

Following Birtwistle's the UK premiere of Moth Requiem at the BBC Proms, a look at how the composer creates his signature sounds.

Watch: Ryan Wigglesworth on The Minotaur

23 January 2013

The British conductor and composer speaks about Harrison Birtwistle's mythical opera.

Young Artist Profile: Justina Gringyte on the challenges of performing in The Minotaur

21 January 2013

The Lithuanian mezzo-soprano looks back on her career so far.

Opera Essentials: The Minotaur

11 January 2013

As the mythical Minotaur returns to the main stage, an introduction to Harrison Birtwistle's acclaimed opera.

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