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Royal Opera House music director entertains LJCC crowd

PUBLISHED: 12:16 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:16 02 December 2014

Irene Newton, Artistic Director of the London Jewish Cultural Centre’s Ivy House Music & Dance programme, with special guest Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera House Credit: Adrian Dell

Irene Newton, Artistic Director of the London Jewish Cultural Centre’s Ivy House Music & Dance programme, with special guest Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera House Credit: Adrian Dell

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A world-renowned pianist and conductor spoke to a sell-out audience at the London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC) about his life and musical career.

Sir Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, spoke to music journalist Edward Seckerson in front of an audience at the LJCC, in Ivy House, North End Road, Golders Green, on Monday last week.

The 54-year-old, who was born in the UK to Italian parents, spoke about his experiences of conducting the world’s greatest orchestras and opera singers, as well as treating the audience to an impromptu piano performance.

Irene Newton, of the LJCC, said: “It was a privilege to welcome such a renowned figure in the classical music world to Ivy House and an unexpected added bonus to hear him play.”

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