23 January 2018
'I find the skill of Strauss is awesome, it’s frightening how he paints those pictures with his music.'
16 January 2018
A quick guide to Richard Strauss's taboo-breaking and deliciously decadent opera.
A century of scandal: The historic items that reveal the fascinating history of Salome at the Royal Opera House
4 December 2017
Once banned from the London stage, Strauss's radical opera has been seducing London audiences since 1910.
22 June 2017
Artist Alan Halliday sketched performances for more than 25 years, now preserved by ROH Collections.
20 June 2017
Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.
28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
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.
1 January 2017
From seductive to nostalgic – the fortunes of the quintessential Viennese dance have influenced how we view Der Rosenkavalier.
21 December 2016
What makes Strauss's trio for female voice so powerful that the composer requested it be played at his funeral?