26 June 2014
Without the Austrian director, we wouldn't have the vision-led operas we love to debate today.
2 June 2014
With an ever-watching eye on his bank account, Strauss created and released a series of orchestral highlights ('Querschnitt' in German) from his operas.
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
In his long career the German composer created some of the finest operas of the 20th century.
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.
17 August 2012
From surrealist painters to comic book artists, the world of opera and ballet has attracted a diverse range of artists.
1 August 2012
We asked you to pick your favourite production of last season.