8 December 2016
The composer made it his mission to subvert the rigid culture of opera, and his controversial works saw him frequently battle the authorities.
16 July 2014
Maria Stuarda wasn't the only of the composer's operas to raise official hackles.
8 June 2014
Political and moral agendas have seen some of history’s greatest composers put under pressure to change their work.
20 April 2014
Kaiser Wilhelm II nearly banned Strauss's opera Salome, so shocking was its content.
18 June 2013
To celebrate Richard Jones's new production of Gloriana, a look at changing depictions.