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Articles tagged with "Elektra"

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: D is for Dresden

4 March 2014

The bombing of his favourite city in World War II left Strauss distraught and inspired one of his greatest final works.

Strauss unpacked: A guide to one of the 20th century's great composers

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.



Elektra to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 6 January

2 January 2014

Another chance to hear Andris Nelsons conduct Richard Strauss’s most daring opera.

The Royal Opera in review: A look back on 2013 from Kasper Holten

30 December 2013

The Director of Opera picks out his highlights of the year. Do you agree?

Debate: Is there too much sex and violence in modern opera productions?

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?

Watch: Andris Nelsons on Elektra

26 September 2013

The Latvian conductor on the emotional and technical demands of Richard Strauss’s gripping drama.

Your reaction: Elektra

24 September 2013

A selection of audience tweets about Charles Edwards's production of Richard Strauss's opera.

Drama Revisited: Classical myths in opera

23 September 2013

As The Royal Opera revives Elektra, we explore other examples of legends on the lyric stage.

Musical highlight: The chilling motif that haunts Strauss's Elektra

20 September 2013

A closer look at the ‘Agamemnon’ motif, used throughout to re-enforce themes of revenge and obsession.

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