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
In his long career the German composer created some of the finest operas of the 20th century.
Joyce DiDonato, Wozzeck, and ROH pricing policy among nominations in What's On Stage Opera Poll 2013/14
8 January 2014
Cast your vote to honour the artist, production or innovation you’ve most enjoyed over the past year.
2 January 2014
Another chance to hear Andris Nelsons conduct Richard Strauss’s most daring opera.
30 December 2013
The Director of Opera picks out his highlights of the year. Do you agree?
11 October 2013
Does adult content in in many productions of dramatic works such as Elektra or Wozzeck heighten the theatrical experience, or diminish the art form?
26 September 2013
The Latvian conductor on the emotional and technical demands of Richard Strauss’s gripping drama.
24 September 2013
A selection of audience tweets about Charles Edwards's production of Richard Strauss's opera.
23 September 2013
As The Royal Opera revives Elektra, we explore other examples of legends on the lyric stage.
20 September 2013
A closer look at the ‘Agamemnon’ motif, used throughout to re-enforce themes of revenge and obsession.