17 November 2016
Even without vocals, Puccini's music still packs a remarkably powerful punch.
19 February 2016
Like a collection of short stories or the B-movies of the 1940s and 50s, grouping operas together allows us to appreciate their contrasts.
4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
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.
7 April 2014
Strauss's eighth opera explores similar themes to Die Frau ohne Schatten, albeit in a lighter tone.
4 March 2014
The bombing of his favourite city in World War II left Strauss distraught and inspired one of his greatest final works.
10 February 2014
Strauss's wife inspired some of the greatest roles he wrote.
17 September 2010