15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.
Debate: Are intervals a frustrating distraction from the drama or a valuable break to gather thoughts?
24 February 2015
Which works do you think could do with an interval tweak?
11 August 2014
Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.
26 June 2014
Without the Austrian director, we wouldn't have the vision-led operas we love to debate today.
13 June 2014
Richard Strauss was renowned for writing for the soprano voice. Here's a brief guide to some of our favourite roles.
27 May 2014
The 18th century librettist-turned-New York grocer da Ponte wrote some of Strauss's favourite libretti, and in part inspired Elektra and Die Frau ohne Schatten.
Joyce DiDonato, Michael Volle, George Benjamin and The Royal Opera's Elektra shortlisted for RPS Music Awards 2014
15 April 2014
List of previous winners reads like a who's who of classical music.
1 April 2014
Richard Strauss's long-standing librettist often clashed with the composer, but Strauss revered him nevertheless.
6 February 2014
In his long career the German composer created some of the finest operas of the 20th century.
11 October 2013
Does adult content in in many productions of dramatic works such as Elektra or Wozzeck heighten the theatrical experience, or diminish the art form?