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Articles tagged with "Music"

Opera and Music 2016/17

6 April 2016

Details of The Royal Opera’s 2016/17 Season have been announced.

Watch: Katie Mitchell on Lucia di Lammermoor 'My focus is 100% on the female characters'

11 March 2016

The director on her feminist take on Donizetti, and an innovative split-stage design.

Calling young composers! Entries for Fanfare Competition 2016 are now open

1 March 2016

Competition gives 11 to 18-year-olds the chance to create their own music for the Royal Opera House. 

Applications open for Guildhall School's MA in Opera Making & Writing

24 February 2016

Masters programme for aspiring composers and writers allows participants to focus on how new opera is created, developed and performed.

Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’

8 February 2016

Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.

Watch: Mark Elder explores the music of L’Étoile — 'It's quite extraordinary'

1 February 2016

The conductor explored the music of relatively unknown composer Emmanuel Chabrier with the help of two principal cast members.

Recommended Recordings: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

10 December 2015

With so many DVD, Blu-Ray and CD recordings of Mascagni and Leoncavallo's operas on offer, how do you choose between them?

Cavalleria rusticana Musical Highlight: The Easter Hymn

30 November 2015

Mascagni’s draws on church music in this masterful and intense evocation of a small community and one guilt-ridden woman’s position outside of it.

Composer Lowell Liebermann on Liam Scarlett’s Viscera and Frankenstein: ‘A Collaborative Process’

5 November 2015

The acclaimed American composer speaks about seeing his music choreographed and the process of writing his first original score for ballet.

Le nozze di Figaro Musical Highlight: ‘Dove sono i bei momenti’

14 September 2015

Mozart showcases his immense skill in depicting complex characters with this exquisite aria depicting Countess Almaviva’s inner torment.

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