Clarinet solo from Verdi’s La forza del destino, filmed in the magnificent setting of the Royal Opera House, performed by Timothy Orpen and Antonio Pappano.
Timothy Orpen takes up his post in August as Principal Clarinet, ahead of the 2020-21 Season.
Timothy joins following an international search for a Principal Clarinet since the 2014 retirement of John Cushing, who held the post for 36 years.
Timothy Orpen recently featured on a BBC Radio 3 ‘Opera on 3’ broadcast, in his capacity as principal clarinettist of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
The broadcast, aired on Radio 3 on 25th May, came from the recent production of Verdi’s La forza del destino at the Royal Opera House. The production featured a starry cast, with soloists Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufman and Ludovic Tézier, all under the baton of Antonio Pappano.