When to see it
These events are part of the Spring 2015 season.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, founded in 1946, is famed around the world for its interpretations of opera and ballet. Now the Orchestra is placed centre stage in the first of a new series of annual concert performances, celebrating the Orchestra and its work with Music Director Antonio Pappano.
The programme opens with Maurice Ravel's luxurious orchestrations of two pieces from his piano work Miroirs, ‘Une barque sur l'océan’ and ‘Alborada del gracioso’. For Ernest Chausson's exquisite song cycle Poème de l'amour et de la mer the Orchestra is joined by acclaimed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci. In the second half of the programme, the Orchestra plays excerpts from Leonard Bernstein's ballet Fancy Free, before bringing the programme to a close with Aleksandr Skryabin's glorious Le poème de l'extase.
News and features
22 January 2015
How do beautiful performances emerge from such dark, cramped conditions?
11 September 2014
The Music Director of The Royal Opera on what he's most excited about over the coming Season, juggling two high-profile jobs, and why the arts are vital.