2 February 2016
Our quick introduction to these five influential Russian composers, this month celebrated in a concert with Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
11 January 2016
A stunning musical depiction of Heaven and Hell closes Act I of Puccini's iconic Roman opera.
29 June 2015
Get a conductor's-eye view in this taster of a forthcoming film featuring cameras strapped to trombonists, violinists and percussionists.
Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’
27 May 2015
The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.
28 April 2015
By blending classical and electronic music, the Woolf Works composer has opened orchestral music up to a whole new audience.
Watch: Antonio Pappano In Conversation – ‘If you’re the musical boss of the house, you have to stick your nose into all corners of the repertory’
15 April 2015
Royal Opera Music Director reflects on 12 years with The Royal Opera, getting to know the London audience and working with Plácido Domingo.
22 January 2015
How do beautiful performances emerge from such dark, cramped conditions?
18 July 2014
While the Opera and Ballet Companies are away, work goes into preparing the scores for the new Season.
30 June 2014
So uncanny ('Unheimlich' in German) were Strauss's expressive skills, that he boasted he could even describe a knife and fork in music.
2 May 2014
A collection of classic performances from the conductor before his return to Covent Garden for Dialogues des Carmélites.