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Articles tagged with "Elektra"

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.

Recommended recordings: July 2014

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.

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.

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: P is for Da Ponte

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.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: H is for Hofmannsthal

1 April 2014

Richard Strauss's long-standing librettist often clashed with the composer, but Strauss revered him nevertheless.



The A-Z of Richard Strauss: D is for Dresden

4 March 2014

The bombing of his favourite city in World War II left Strauss distraught and inspired one of his greatest final works.

Strauss unpacked: A guide to one of the 20th century's great composers

6 February 2014

In his long career the German composer created some of the finest operas of the 20th century.

Joyce DiDonato, Wozzeck, and ROH pricing policy among nominations in What's On Stage Opera Poll 2013/14

8 January 2014

Cast your vote to honour the artist, production or innovation you’ve most enjoyed over the past year.



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