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Ariadne auf Naxos

As the final opera this season Opera Holland Park presents the second and usually performed version of ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’. It is an exceptionally suc...
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Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos is one of the most poetical, intellectual, and musically nuanced of operas, a sophisticate treat. Written by Hugo von Hoffmansthal a...
Salome ROH 2018
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Salome

Salome was Strauss’ breakthrough opera and it has all the hallmarks of his early style – lush voluptuous writing for orchestra and the soprano voice a...
Arabella Canadian Opera Company
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Arabella

The COC begins its 2017 season with a magnificent premier of Richard Strauss’s well beloved Arabella.
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Der Rosenkavalier

Rosenkavalier is a wonderful opera. It has some of the most superb music ever written for women’s voices and it has a central theme that strikes chord...
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Salome

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts disgustingly. That seems to be the message behind Richard Strauss's opera.
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Der Rosenkavalier

The Royal Opera House’s Der Rosenkavalier is lavish and eye-catching. This production is set in the year of the opera’s composition 1911 and as suc...
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Intermezzo

This is a difficult opera to like. Strauss wrote his great operas between 1905 and the start of the Great War – after 1914 he struggled to find the su...