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Ryan Wigglesworth to make Covent Garden debut after Pappano withdraws from conducting The Minotaur

Award-winning young conductor steps up for Birtwistle revival

The Guardian

The orchestra as mass collaboration

Tod Machover is democratising classical music – by inviting Totonto’s 2.6 million inhabitants to be composers

Tom Service’s Blog – The Guardian

A Guide to Morton Feldman’s music

Don’t be daunted by his five-hour-long string quartet – Feldman offers a truly intimate encounter with the substance of sound

Deceptive Cadence

John Williams’ Inevitable Themes

For more than 50 years, John Williams’ music has taken us to galaxies far, far away through adventures here on earth, made us feel giddy joyand occasionally scared us to death.

Daniel Barenboim Remembers Elliott Carter

Over the course of an exceptionally long and productive life, the lateElliott Carter was championed by many leading conductors, soloists and ensembles. Among the most prominent is pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, who has premiered many of Carter’s works.

The Telegraph

George Osborne’s night at the opera didn’t come cheap

George Osborne, Michael Gove and Ed Vaizey are thought to have accepted tickets for all four parts of the Ring cycle at the Royal Opera House that were worth £2,664.

LA Times

Marvin Hamlisch makes posthumous cameo on ‘The Simpsons’

Before he died in August at the age of 68, Marvin Hamlischrecorded a brief cameo for “The Simpsons,” playing a version of himself in an episode involving Abe Simpson’s hidden past.

LA Times

(Written on November 13, 2012 )

In May 2013, Andrew Staples will perform the role of Tamino in the Royal Opera House’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He will join Sophie Bevan (Pamina), Simon Keenlyside (Papageno), and Albina Shagimuratova (Queen of the Night)..

Other highlights in the 12/13 season include Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen with Bryn Terfel and Sarah Connolly, La bohème with Rolando Villazon, a new production of Nabucco with Placido Domingo, Simon Boccanegra with Thomas Hampson and the return of Birtwistle’s The Minotaur.

For a full list of productions, visit the Royal Opera House website.

Credit: Richard Ecclestone

(Written on March 15, 2012 )