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Articles tagged with "Music"

Daring to be outlandish: Antonio Pappano on Strauss's Salome

23 January 2018

'I find the skill of Strauss is awesome, it’s frightening how he paints those pictures with his music.'

Watch: Why Verdi's opera Rigoletto is like Star Wars

17 January 2018

Conductor Alexander Joel reveals the musical secrets of one of the repertory's best known works.

Opera Essentials: Strauss's Salome

16 January 2018

A quick guide to Richard Strauss's taboo-breaking and deliciously decadent opera.

Watch: Why performing Verdi's Otello ranks among opera's greatest challenges

23 May 2017

As the Shakespearean opera returns to the stage, Antonio Pappano reveals what makes the piece 'an Everest'.

From proto-rock star to genre-defining artist: How Liszt reinvented himself

18 May 2017

Why did Liszt abandon a life of wild excess to forge a radical (and risky) new path?

Don Carlo musical highlight: the Grand Inquisitor duet

16 May 2017

This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.

Press plié: the best music videos to feature ballet

25 April 2017

Top music videos prove that ballet can enrich a range of sounds and elevate songs to a whole new level.

Opera and Music at the Royal Opera House 2017/18

5 April 2017

Details of The Royal Opera’s 2017/18 Season have been announced.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to be relayed live to cinemas on 30 March 2017

27 March 2017

The opera about a heartbroken Japanese geisha will be conducted by Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano and star Ermonela Jaho.

Watch: Insights into the music, history and staging of Puccini's Madama Butterfly

15 March 2017

Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho discusses her upcoming role as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s beautiful opera.

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