Sun worship: ecstatic playing from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Ravel, Chausson, Bernstein, Scriabin: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Pappano ****

Royal Opera House, 4th May 2015

“O welche Lust in freier Luft” sing the prisoners in Fidelio, released from their cells to enjoy a few moments of fresh air. Released from the Covent Garden pit, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House enjoyed its moment on the stage, breathing in the sea breezes of Ravel and Chausson, strutting its stuff in Bernstein and basking in shimmering Scriabin. Sir Antonio Pappano beamed proudly at his charges, relishing the opportunity to show off what his orchestra can do. His faith was amply rewarded.

Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello | EMI Classics

Sir Antonio Pappano
© Musacchio & Ianniello | EMI Classics

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