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Articles tagged with "interview"

Pretty Yende’s opera journey: ‘Music is a gift to humanity’

9 June 2017

The award-winning South African soprano reflects on her musical journey, from church hymns with her grandmother to the world’s top opera houses.

Watch: Insights into Thomas Adès' opera The Exterminating Angel

23 March 2017

Get a unique glimpse into The Royal Opera's new production with the composer, director and singers including John Tomlinson and Anne Sofie von Otter.

Crystal Pite: Flight Pattern is my way of coping with the world at the moment

9 March 2017

The Canadian choreographer's new work for The Royal Ballet addresses the refugee crisis.

Why Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is an opera for our times

6 March 2017

Wagner may have written his opera in the 19th century, but its themes of tension between populism and elitism make it strikingly relevant today.

Listen: Koen Kessels on the power of orchestras – ‘New music is one of the ways to bring about evolution in our society’

30 January 2017

The Music Director of The Royal Ballet shares his tips for young composers and speaks about the opportunities and challenges of commissioning new music for dance.

'Theatre has an obligation to explore sexuality': Javier De Frutos on Les Enfants Terribles

27 January 2017

The choreographer and director talks Cocteau, Glass and the power of great art in his dance-theatre production.

Listen: Steve Reich on the universal power of music

9 November 2016

The great American composer speaks about his score for Wayne McGregor’s ballet Multiverse.

Listen: ‘A deep insight into who we really are’ – The vital life lessons of Mozart's Così fan tutte

3 October 2016

Over the years, Mozart's opera has been derided as vulgar and clumsy, but for director Jan Philipp Gloger, it offers unrivalled psychological insights.

Watch: Norma live-streamed Insights event

1 September 2016

Discover more about The Royal Opera's new production of Bellini's opera with Music Director Antonio Pappano, singer Joseph Calleja and director Àlex Ollé.

Watch: Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato's tips for singers

6 July 2016

Two of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of recent times discuss what makes a great singer and offer their advice via a unique analogy.

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