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Articles tagged with "orchestra"

Ballet music, but not as we knew it: Inside the sonic world of Max Richter

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.

Going Underground: A day in the life of the orchestra pit

22 January 2015

How do beautiful performances emerge from such dark, cramped conditions?

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.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: U is for Unheimlich

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.

Watch: 10 of our Favourite Simon Rattle clips

2 May 2014

A collection of classic performances from the conductor before his return to Covent Garden for Dialogues des Carmélites.

Antonio Pappano to be celebrated during 2014/15 Royal Opera Season

2 April 2014

The Music Director will conduct six operas, as well as the first in a series of annual symphonic concerts at Covent Garden.

Watch: Semyon Bychkov on how to conduct Die Frau ohne Schatten

19 March 2014

The conductor on the intricacies of Strauss’s monumental opera, which features an orchestra of over 100.

Stravinsky and ballet: 'See the music, hear the dance'

31 October 2013

With The Rite of Spring returning, we look at some of Stravinsky's other iconic ballet scores.

Watch: Antonio Pappano on Simon Boccanegra

27 June 2013

The conductor and Music Director of The Royal Opera on why Verdi’s opera is one of his favourites.

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