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Sir Antonio Pappano

Sean Rafferty visits conductor Sir Antonio Pappano at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he is music director.

Sean Rafferty visits Sir Antonio Pappano in his natural habitat ? the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where the British conductor has been music director for nearly a decade.
Antonio Pappano was born in Essex to Italian parents and his Italian heritage is close to his heart. This, and the influence of his father who was a singing teacher, brought him to the world of opera and he has forged an international career from Covent Garden.

In this revealing interview Sean Rafferty explores Antonio Pappano's world at Covent Garden.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Entracte and Waltz - Eugene Onegin - lyric scenes in 3 acts Op.24

    Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI : 3700-65-2.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Harold Arlen

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gloria - Mass in B minor BWV.232

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DG ARCHIV : 4779-984.
    • DG ARCHIV.
    • 5.
  • BURKE/VAN HEUSEN

    BUT BEAUTIFUL

    Performer: Tony Bennett. Music Arranger: N/A.
    • FORTY YEARS: THE ARTISTRY OF TONY BENNETT.
    • COLUMBIA/LEGACY.
    • 14.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60 for piano

    Performer: Alfred Cortot.
    • EMI : 3615 41 2.
    • EMI.
    • 30.
  • Léo Delibes

    Le Roi s'amuse - suite

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI : 6790-012.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Di tale amor, che dirsi - Il Trovatore - opera in 4 parts

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Orchestra: London S O.. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI : cds-5 57360-2.
    • EMI.
    • 30.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Dio! Mi potevi scagliar tutti I mali - Otello - dramma lirico in 4 acts

    Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Orchestra: Bastille Opera Orchestra. Singer: Plácido Domingo.
    • DGG : 4398052-.
    • DGG.
    • 5.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    E lucevan le stelle - Tosca - opera in 3 acts

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI : 3807-932.
    • EMI.
    • 29.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - opera vers. "standard" in 3 acts [Paris, 1906]

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Preghiera del poeta for voice and piano

    Singer: Renata Scotto. Performer: Ivan Davis.
    • ETCETERA : 2002.
    • ETCETERA.
    • 9.

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