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Articles tagged with "Salome"

Max Reinhardt: The man who 'invented' modern theatre direction

26 June 2014

Without the Austrian director, we wouldn't have the vision-led operas we love to debate today.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: Q is for Querschnitt

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.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: K is for Kaiser

20 April 2014

Kaiser Wilhelm II nearly banned Strauss's opera Salome, so shocking was its content.

Voices Off: Famous examples of offstage voices in opera

6 March 2014

Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.

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.

Q&A: Joyce DiDonato

20 May 2013

The American mezzo-soprano answers your questions on preparation, regietheater and opera in cinemas.

Operas for Halloween: Top 5 scariest operas

31 October 2012

From a haunted country house to a gruesome severed head, a look at the spookiest moments in opera.

The artists behind opera and ballet set design

17 August 2012

From surrealist painters to comic book artists, the world of opera and ballet has attracted a diverse range of artists.

Your Royal Opera 2011/12 highlights

1 August 2012

We asked you to pick your favourite production of last season.

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