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Insights - SUM - interview with Max Richter

Composer Max Richter introduces SUM, a new opera based on the cult book by David Eagleman. Interviewed by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Andy Massey (piano), Caroline MacPhie (soprano), Rupert Enticknap (counter tenor), Damian Thantrey (baritone).


7 Jun 2012

Rank #1

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Insights - Falstaff - an introduction with Robert Carsen

Director Robert Carsen introduces his new production of Verdi's Falstaff. A co-production between the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and La Scala, Milan.


11 May 2012

Rank #2

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Insights - Rusalka - a musical introduction to the opera

Susanna Stranders introduces the music the Dvorak's opera, Rusalka. With Celine Byrne singing the title role.


23 Feb 2012

Rank #3

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Insights - Die Meistersinger - interview with Simon O'Neill

Simon O'Neill, tenor, plays Walther von Stolzing in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. He discusses playing this huge role, the characters and the challenge of performing in a Wagner’s opera.


14 Dec 2011

Rank #4

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Insights - Die Zauberflöte

Opera historian Sarah Lenton introduces David McVicar's production of Die Zauberflöte at a pre-performance talk.


25 Aug 2011

Rank #5