Sir Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello | EMI Classics
Sir Antonio Pappano
© Musacchio & Ianniello | EMI Classics
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our interview with the maestro

A sense of theatre: Sir Antonio Pappano

Sir Antonio Pappano reflects on recent performances of Fidelio and Norma and how his Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has evolved and the difficulties staging Verdi.
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LondonTotal Liszt

Liszt
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano; Alice Sara Ott; Brenden Gunnell; Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey

New York CityAndsnes, Britten & Saint-Saëns's Organ Symphony

Vaughan Williams, Britten, Saint-Saëns
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano; Leif Ove Andsnes; Kent Tritle

LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Diana Damrau sings Strauss

Elgar, Strauss R., Brahms
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano; Diana Damrau

LondonLa bohèmeNew Production

Puccini: La bohème
Sir Antonio Pappano; Richard Jones; Royal Opera; Paul Wynne Griffiths; Stewart Laing; Nicole Car

LondonSemiramideNew Production

Rossini: Semiramide
Sir Antonio Pappano; David Alden; Royal Opera; Christopher Willis; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Joyce DiDonato
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A bronze-toned lion: Kaufmann debuts as Otello

After all the speculation, Jonas Kaufmann made his role debut as Otello at The Royal Opera – an impressive, if not unqualified, success. 
****1
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There’s no place like Rome: dazzling Respighi

All roads lead to Rome. Last night however, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia brought the Eternal City vividly to London.
****1
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Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Butterfly

Ermonela Jaho sure likes to put herself (and us) through the emotional wringer on Covent Garden's stage. This time, London finally got to see her as another tragic Puccini heroine: Madama Butterfly.
****1
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Excellent in parts: Meistersinger at Covent Garden

Holten's masonic lodge setting of Meistersinger gets a lot right but is occasionally uneven; Terfel and Hughes Jones are constantly good to listen to.
***11
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Sensational Mattila, restrained Kaufmann

A stunning Sieglinde from Mattila eclipses Kaufmann's restrained Siegmund; Pappano conjures exceptional detail and drive from the LSO.
****1
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