The Royal Opera House Orchestra Decca Gold Label Performs Delibes’ Sylvia

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The world-famous Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, returns to Decca with a brand new recording of Delibes’ Sylvia. The Orchestra is conducted by its Music Director, Antonio Pappano.


The Royal Opera House Orchestra Decca Gold Label Performs Delibes’ Sylvia is a classical music album featuring a performance of Delibes’ ballet Sylvia by the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by David Coleman.

The Orchestra

The Royal Opera House Orchestra is one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. They have been playing together for over 50 years and have won many awards. The orchestra is made up of over 100 musicians from all over the world.

The Decca Gold Label

The Decca Gold Label is a prestigious label given to only the highest quality classical performers. The Orchestra at the Royal Opera House is one of only four orchestras in the world to have been given this label.

The Decca Gold Label is a recognition of the Orchestra’s world-class performances of Delibes’ Sylvia. The Orchestra’s recordings of Sylvia have been hailed as some of the best ever made, and their live performances are said to be even better.

If you’re a fan of classical music, then you owe it to yourself to experience the Orchestra at the Royal Opera House. They are truly one of the best in the world.

The Royal Opera House Orchestra

The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is one of the leading opera and ballet orchestras in the world. Based in London’s Covent Garden, the Orchestra performs at The Royal Opera House, one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. The Orchestra also performs regularly at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, one of England’s most important annual opera festivals.

The Orchestra was founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, one of the twentieth century’s most renowned conductors. Since its inception, the Orchestra has been led by some of the most eminent conductors in the history of classical music, including Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Georg Solti, and Antonio Pappano.

The Orchestra has made numerous critically acclaimed recordings for a wide variety of labels, including Decca, EMI, Philips, and Sony Classical. The Orchestra’s recent Decca recordings include a highly acclaimed performance of Verdi’s Requiem with Antonio Pappano and soloists Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Jennifer Johnston, and Eric Halfvarson; Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with Paul Groves and Dame Janet Baker; Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Pierre Boulez; and a series of recordings of operas by Richard Strauss conducted by Antonio Pappano.

The Performance

The Royal Opera House Orchestra Decca Gold Label Performs Delibes’ Sylvia is a beautifully orchestrated performance of the classic ballet. The piece is conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with the London Symphony Orchestra. The cast includes some of the most talented ballet dancers in the world including Alina Cojocaru, Friedemann Vogel, and Marianela Nuñez.

Delibes’ Sylvia

Released in 1974, The Royal Opera House Orchestra Decca Gold Label Performs Delibes’ Sylvia is a live album recorded at the Royal Opera House in London. Featuring conductor Josef Krips leading the orchestra, the album includes performances of several well-known pieces from Delibes’ opera Sylvia, including the “Pizzicato Polka” and the “Flower Duet.”

The Repertoire

The Orchestra Decca Gold Label is proud to present a new recording of Delibes’ Sylvia, one of the most popular ballets of all time. This beloved work has been captivating audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to share our performance with a wide audience.

Sylvia tells the story of a young shepherdess who is abducted by a group of nymphs and taken to the forest of Dindymene. There she falls in love with Aminta, a young hunter. The two must overcome many challenges before they can be together, but in the end, their love prevails.

This recording features some of the world’s most respected ballet dancers, including Lauren Cuthbertson, Marianela Nunez, and Edward Watson. We are confident that you will be enchanted by their performances.

The Conclusion

The final notes of Delibes’ Sylvia bring the curtain down on what has been a truly mesmerising performance. The Royal Opera House Orchestra Decca Gold Label has done an outstanding job in bringing this captivating work to life, and leaving the audience wanting more.

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