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Articles tagged with "Music"

Idomeneo Musical Highlight: 'Andrò, ramingo e solo'

23 October 2014

Mozart movingly depicts four people driven to the limit in this exquisite Act III quartet – which the composer himself could never hear without weeping.

Rediscovering lost operas: The fluctuating fortunes of your favourite works

17 October 2014

With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.

Recommended recordings: October 2014

8 October 2014

This month the focus falls on new recordings by Joyce DiDonato, Jonas Kaufmann and Franco Fagioli.

I due Foscari Musical highlight: The Act I finale

7 October 2014

Two characters rise to the dramatic and musical challenge of the powerful confrontation that concludes Act I of Verdi’s early tragedy.

Don't Stop The Music campaign calls for 'instrument amnesty' to help schools

10 September 2014

Donate an instrument to schools and help children to learn music.

Rigoletto: How Verdi revolutionized opera

4 September 2014

The composer shook up the operatic establishment with what he saw as his 'best opera', pushing his star singer to the limits.

Preparing for 2014/15 Season: Inside the Royal Opera House’s Music Library

18 July 2014

While the Opera and Ballet Companies are away, work goes into preparing the scores for the new Season.

Recommended recordings: July 2014

3 July 2014

This month the focus falls on new recordings of Elektra and Orlando, as well as a collection of arias inspired by legendary Assyrian queen Semiramis.

Watch: ‘I’m not saying it’s Puccini’s Anna Nicole, but there are certain things in common’

13 June 2014

Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Manon Lescaut.

What pieces of music should every child hear?

4 June 2014

With the importance of music in education once more in the headlines, what music would you ensure everyone had access to?

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