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Five Conductors Share Their Operatic Favourites

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Hear from five conductors about their favourite musical moments from the operas they’re bringing to the International Festival this year.

This year’s epic opera programme features stunning productions of masterpieces from Verdi, Mozart, Puccini and Turnage, concert performances by mighty orchestras and the finest soloists of Wagner and Britten, as well as a special series celebrating Monteverdi’s works. We spoke to five conductors about their favourite musical moments from the operas they’re bringing to the International Festival this year. Watch each video below to hear their picks.

Gianandrea Noseda

Teatro Regio Torino music director and conductor Gianandrea Noseda picks out the pieces he loves most from La bohème.

Iván Fischer 

Iván Fischer, conductor and production director of Don Giovanni, shares his favourite moments from throughout the opera.

Stuart Stratford 

Stuart Stratford, who conducts Greek at this year’s International Festival, tells us all about his favourite piece from Turnage’s opera.

Sir Andrew Davis

Die Walküre conductor, Sir Andrew Davis, shares his favourite scene from Wagner’s unforgettable tale.

Watch him also choose his favourite duet from Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria in the video below.

Book your tickets now

Discover the full 2017 International Festival opera programme here and book your tickets now! Full details of each performance mentioned below:

Greek – 5 & 6 August | Festival Theatre Die Walküre – 6 August | Usher Hall Don Giovanni – 9, 11 & 12 August | Festival Theatre L’Orfeo – 14 August | Usher Hall Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria – 15 August | Usher Hall La bohème – 25-27 August | Festival Theatre


Photo credit: La bohème © Ramella & Giannese

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