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Articles tagged with "Hugo von Hofmannsthal"

Opera’s unsung heroes: What life is like as a librettist

3 February 2017

While those responsible for the music are often household names, the person behind an opera’s text may have been unfairly overlooked.

Opera Essentials: Der Rosenkavalier

6 December 2016

Our quick introduction to Richard Strauss’s comic opera.

Claus Guth’s production of Die Frau ohne Schatten wins Best Opera at The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015

8 June 2015

Richard Strauss’s dark fairytale honoured at a ceremony held at The Savoy Hotel in London, last night.

Operatic magic: Fairytales and magical stories in opera

17 February 2015

Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.

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.

Opera Essentials: Ariadne auf Naxos

23 June 2014

A quick guide to Strauss's sparkling tragi-comedic opera.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: S is for Salzburg

16 June 2014

Mozart might be the city's most famous son, but Strauss and the Salzburg Festival ensure it remains relevant in today's musical world.

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.



How to Stage an Opera: Freud and Die Frau ohne Schatten

20 March 2014

How changing attitudes to Freud have shaped the set designs of The Royal Opera's production.

First look at poem by the late Peter Porter, inspired by Die Frau ohne Schatten

20 March 2014

Picador will publish this poem in a collection to be released in 2015.

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