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20 April 2014
Kaiser Wilhelm II nearly banned Strauss's opera Salome, so shocking was its content.
6 March 2014
Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.
4 March 2014
The bombing of his favourite city in World War II left Strauss distraught and inspired one of his greatest final works.
6 February 2014
A guide to one of the 20th century's great composers.
20 May 2013
The American mezzo-soprano answers your questions on preparation, regietheater and opera in cinemas.
31 October 2012
From a haunted country house to a gruesome severed head, a look at the spookiest moments in opera.