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    R is for Sir Simon Rattle, one of the major international conductors of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, currently finishing up his tenure as principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic before taking up his new assignment as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Although he has established his reputation as the head of orchestras rather than as principal conductor or music director of an opera house, he has led – and recorded – a number of opera performances, many of them with his wife, mezzo soprano Magdalena Kožená, or with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has appeared on the podium at London’s Royal Opera, the Vienna State Opera, and the Salzburg Festival, among others.

    In this clip, he discusses conducting Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites at the ROH.


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    Ruggero Raimondi

    One of my favourite voices

    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    R is for rivalries, which in opera can be either of the fictional or actual varieties. In the case of the former, opera plots are often driven by romantic rivalries (two gentlemen competing for the favors of one lady, or sometimes two ladies competing for the affections of one gentleman), but there can also be sibling rivalries or political rivalries – or rivalries that are a combination of one or more of these types. There is both sibling and political rivalry between Cleopatra and Ptolemy in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, and more than one Baroque opera features brothers who are rivals for both a throne and a woman. Then there are the real life backstage rivalries, which can occasionally end up being very public as well. Probably the best illustration was the slapping, hair-pulling, invective-laced battle between divas Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni during a performance at London’s King’s Theatre that even touched off fights among audience members -- the presence of Princess (later Queen) Caroline being no deterrent. In more recent times, there was the mid-20th century rivalry between Maria Callas and Renata Tebaldi – not to mention their camps of zealous fans. And it’s not only sopranos who become involved in such competitions; the 1980s witnessed a growing rivalry between Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo before The Three Tenors event made these two gents (and their management and PR people) realize that a partnership would be much more profitable. And speaking of sibling rivalries, let’s not forget the ongoing friction between half-sisters Katharina Wagner and Eva Wagner-Pasquier over control of the Bayreuth Festival.

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    R is for Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, another leading international star of the late 20th century. A versatile artist, the tenor was as much in demand as an oratorio soloist and Lied interpreter as he was on the operatic stage. A noted Mozartean, he also appeared in a variety of roles that encompassed Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Ulisse, Handel’s Acis and Jupiter (Semele), most of the parts written by Britten for Peter Pears, Tchaikovsky’s Lensky and Vaudemont, Debussy’s Pelléas, Beethoven’s Florestan, and several characters in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
    Here he is in one of the Britten roles, the Earl of Essex in Gloriana:


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