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Articles tagged with "Richard Strauss"

Women who win the day: Opera’s triumphant heroines


2 September 2015

Opera is (perhaps justly) infamous for killing off its heroines – we look at some of the women who buck the trend.

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.

Opera in the City of Love: Paris as muse

13 May 2015

Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.

When behind the scenes becomes centre stage in opera and ballet

6 May 2015

Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!

Experimentation, experimentation, experimentation: Über-radical opera in 1920s Germany

4 March 2015

The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.

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.

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?

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; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: Y is for yodel

28 July 2014

The composer's Alpine home influenced the inclusion of yodelling in two of his works.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: X is for Xylophone

21 July 2014

Strauss is often the favourite composer of percussionists, offering plenty of things to hit, chime and ring.

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