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.
3 July 2014
This month the focus falls on new recordings of Elektra and Orlando, as well as a collection of arias inspired by legendary Assyrian queen Semiramis.
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.
4 March 2014
The bombing of his favourite city in World War II left Strauss distraught and inspired one of his greatest final works.