Royal Opera's Pappano says 'mathematician conductors' fail music

April 15, 2015 4:59 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - The Royal Opera's music director Antonio Pappano said modern composers were ill-served by "mathematician conductors" who fail to find emotion in the music.

The comments appeared to be a pre-emptive defense for a new work by Austria's Georg Friedrich Haas that is part of the 2015-16 program that the opera house announced on Wednesday.

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