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Articles tagged with "Capriccio"

Opera in the City of Love: Paris as muse

13 May 2015

Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.

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!

Strauss's greatest soprano roles

13 June 2014

Richard Strauss was renowned for writing for the soprano voice. Here's a brief guide to some of our favourite roles.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: A is for Pauline de Ahna

10 February 2014

Strauss's wife inspired some of the greatest roles he wrote.

Debate: What do you think of concert performances of opera?

23 July 2013

We'd like to hear your thoughts on opera as music. Do you miss the theatrical element?

Musical highlight: ‘Morgen mittags um elf!’ from Capriccio

11 June 2013

The Countess's finale sees her choose between two prospective lovers and showcases Richard Strauss's love of the soprano voice.