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Articles tagged with "score"

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.

Orphée et Eurydice Musical Highlights: Dance of the Blessed Spirits and Dance of the Furies

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.

Il turco in Italia Musical Highlight: ‘D’un bell’uso in Turchio’

10 April 2015

Rossini scales new heights of the ridiculous in this delightfully silly duet for two baritones.

Watch: Conductor Martin Yates – ‘I knew Don Quixote would be something exceptional’

23 March 2015

The conductor introduces Ludwig Minkus, ‘one of the founding fathers of Russian ballet music’, through the music of Don Quixote.

Debate: What do you think of operatic edits?

14 January 2015

If the drama demands it, should passages of works be cut; or should we leave works as intended by the composer?

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.

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.

Musical Highlight: The sextet ‘Riconosci in questo amplesso’ from Le nozze di Figaro

28 April 2014

We take a closer look at the glittering Act III sextet from Mozart and Da Ponte's ebullient comedy.

Joby Talbot on depicting jealousy through music in his score for The Winter's Tale

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.

Watch: Insights into The Rite of Spring

5 November 2013

Monica Mason rehearses with Claudia Dean, and Barry Wordsworth demonstrates how to conduct a work built on revolutionary rhythms.

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