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Articles tagged with "interview"

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.

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.

Watch: 'Life and death on the stage' — The overwhelming emotional experience of Massenet's Werther

28 June 2016

Joyce DiDonato, Vittorio Grigòlo and members of the cast and creative team share their thoughts on what makes this French opera a masterpiece.

Watch: Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato discuss their stellar careers

22 June 2016

Two of opera's greatest stars share their thoughts on the art form and how it has evolved over the past 60 years, as well as what it needs to do to survive.

Watch: ‘The tragedy of all tragedies’ – Johan Reuter and John Tomlinson on Oedipe

27 May 2016

The stars of The Royal Opera's new production discuss the monstrous myth and what makes the music so special for singers.

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

16 May 2016

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.

Listen: Wagner’s Tannhäuser – ‘It’s an amazing discovery to feel that way about music’

29 April 2016

Emma Bell, Christian Gerhaher and Hartmut Haenchen speak about Wagner’s early masterpiece.

Listen: Why has Enescu's operatic masterpiece Oedipe been neglected for so long?

21 April 2016

Conductor Leo Hussain on the baffling neglect of an innovative myth-inspired opera that fuses the sounds of Debussy and Wagner.

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