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Articles tagged with "Ariadne auf Naxos"

When behind the scenes becomes centre stage in opera and ballet

6 May 2015

Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!

Opera and Music 2015/16

15 April 2015

Details of The Royal Opera’s 2015/16 Season have been announced.

26 things you may not know about Richard Strauss

11 August 2014

Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer on the 150th anniversary of his birth; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: W is for Waltz

14 July 2014

The composer shared Johann Strauss II's fondness for triple time.

Ariadne auf Naxos broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 16 July 2014 at 7.30pm

4 July 2014

World-class cast includes Karita Mattila, Roberto Saccà and Jane Archibald, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Opera's Russian Dolls: the opera-within-an-opera

27 June 2014

Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.

Max Reinhardt: The man who 'invented' modern theatre direction

26 June 2014

Without the Austrian director, we wouldn't have the vision-led operas we love to debate today.

Your reaction: Ariadne auf Naxos

26 June 2014

What did you think of Christof Loy's production of Richard Strauss's tragi-comedic opera?

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: T is for Tenor

23 June 2014

The composer was less than generous to opera's traditional heroes in his writing, and couldn't resist mocking Puccini's tenorific tropes.

Opera Essentials: Ariadne auf Naxos

23 June 2014

A quick guide to Strauss's sparkling tragi-comedic opera.

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