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Articles tagged with "Richard Strauss"

Opera Essentials: Die Frau ohne Schatten

12 February 2014

A quick guide to Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal's mystical masterpiece.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: A is for Pauline de Ahna

10 February 2014

Strauss's wife inspired some of the greatest roles he wrote.

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.

Operatic Pacifism

30 January 2014

In preparation for English Touring Opera's production of King Priam, we look at how pacifist ideals have influenced opera in the last century.

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.

Watch: Andris Nelsons on Elektra

26 September 2013

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

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.

Elektra: A portrait of the ultimate dysfunctional family

20 September 2013

ROH programme book explores the violent and powerful emotions running through the opera.

Your reaction: Capriccio

20 July 2013

A selection of audience tweets about the concert staging of Richard Strauss's final opera.

Musical highlight: ‘Morgen mittags um elf!’ from Capriccio

11 June 2013

The Countess's finale sees her choose between two prospective lovers and showcases Richard Strauss's love of the soprano voice.

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