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Watch: Antonio Pappano conducts the William Tell overture wearing a Go-Pro

Get a conductor's-eye view in this taster of a forthcoming film featuring cameras strapped to trombonists, violinists and percussionists.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

29 June 2015 at 2.59pm | 1 Comment

We recently strapped GoPro cameras to Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House as they rehearsed the iconic William Tell (Guillaume Tell) Overture.

An extended version of this film will feature as part of Deloitte Ignite 2015, the month-long festival of events (mainly free) which will open the 2015/16 Season.

'As we prepare for this new production of William Tell, we thought this presented the perfect opportunity to take audiences on a journey through this renowned piece of music from the perspective of our orchestra - something audience members seldom get the chance to see, but is at the very centre of any opera performance', says Pappano.

'Through this, we hope audiences understand more about how we produce this incredible sound every evening, as well as the focus, passion and trust required from everyone in the pit.'

Watch more films like this on the Royal Opera House YouTube channel:

William Tell runs from 29 June-17 July 2015. Tickets are available.
The production will be relayed live to cinemas across the world on 5 July. Find a cinema near you and sign up to our mailing list.

The production is staged with thanks to generous philanthropic support from Hélène and Jean Peters and David Hancock

Deloitte Ignite runs from 3-27 September 2015.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

29 June 2015 at 2.59pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged Antonio Pappano, by Damianio Michieletto, GoPro, Guillaume Tell, orchestra, Production, technology, William Tell

This article has 1 comment

  1. susan responded on 1 July 2015 at 7:10am Reply

    I just watched the teaser. I hope this is a joke. There are many interesting shots one can obtain with go-pros. This is not one of them. More wretched stupidty from what used to be one of the great opera houses in the world.

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