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Articles tagged with "Richard Strauss"

10 of the greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?

Girls being boys being girls: a short history of opera’s trouser roles

11 January 2017

Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.

Waltzing down the years: the powerful symbolism of Vienna's defining dance

1 January 2017

From seductive to nostalgic – the fortunes of the quintessential Viennese dance have influenced how we view Der Rosenkavalier.

Der Rosenkavalier musical highlight: ‘Hab mir’s gelobt’

21 December 2016

What makes Strauss's trio for female voice so powerful that the composer requested it be played at his funeral?

Watch: How to tackle an operatic masterpiece like Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

21 December 2016

A short film by Argentinian photographer Felipe Sanguinetti documents rehearsals for Robert Carsen’s new Royal Opera production.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier?

19 December 2016

A round-up of reviews and responses to Robert Carsen's sumptuous new Royal Opera production.

Watch: A first glimpse of The Royal Opera's opulent new production of Der Rosenkavalier

12 December 2016

Canadian director Robert Carsen discusses the challenges of staging Strauss's opera and why he has opted to transpose it to the early 20th century.

Opera Essentials: Der Rosenkavalier

6 December 2016

Our quick introduction to Richard Strauss’s comic opera.

Aiming high: 10 of the most challenging soprano roles

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.

Royal Opera broadcasts for autumn and winter 2016/17 announced

25 August 2016

Upcoming radio broadcasts from Covent Garden include Così fan tutte, Norma and The Barber of Seville.

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