Remixing in the age of Baroque: How and why Gluck transformed Orfeo ed Euridice into Orphée et Eurydice
11 September 2015
Gluck made significant changes when he adapted his opera for Paris – some of them controversial.
4 September 2015
This stunning sequence of dances gives a vivid impression of Orpheus’s journey through the Underworld, and contains some of Gluck’s best loved music.
10 April 2015
Rossini scales new heights of the ridiculous in this delightfully silly duet for two baritones.
23 March 2015
The conductor introduces Ludwig Minkus, ‘one of the founding fathers of Russian ballet music’, through the music of Don Quixote.
14 January 2015
If the drama demands it, should passages of works be cut; or should we leave works as intended by the composer?
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.
18 July 2014
While the Opera and Ballet Companies are away, work goes into preparing the scores for the new Season.
28 April 2014
We take a closer look at the glittering Act III sextet from Mozart and Da Ponte's ebullient comedy.
27 March 2014
The composer on his score for Christopher Wheeldon's new ballet and how you depict drastically different settings in one cohesive score.
5 November 2013
Monica Mason rehearses with Claudia Dean, and Barry Wordsworth demonstrates how to conduct a work built on revolutionary rhythms.