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Articles tagged with "Richard Strauss"

Watch: How to tackle an operatic masterpiece like Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

21 December 2016

A short film by Argentinian photographer Felipe Sanguinetti documents rehearsals for Robert Carsen’s new Royal Opera production.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier?

19 December 2016

A round-up of reviews and responses to Robert Carsen's sumptuous new Royal Opera production.

Watch: A first glimpse of The Royal Opera's opulent new production of Der Rosenkavalier

12 December 2016

Canadian director Robert Carsen discusses the challenges of staging Strauss's opera and why he has opted to transpose it to the early 20th century.

Opera Essentials: Der Rosenkavalier

6 December 2016

Our quick introduction to Richard Strauss’s comic opera.

10 of opera's greatest soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

Royal Opera broadcasts for autumn and winter 2016/17 announced

25 August 2016

Upcoming radio broadcasts from Covent Garden include Così fan tutte, Norma and The Barber of Seville.

Verdi and the rise of the mezzo-soprano

13 June 2016

With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.

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.

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