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.
6 May 2015
Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!
13 June 2014
Richard Strauss was renowned for writing for the soprano voice. Here's a brief guide to some of our favourite roles.
10 February 2014
Strauss's wife inspired some of the greatest roles he wrote.
23 July 2013
We'd like to hear your thoughts on opera as music. Do you miss the theatrical element?
11 June 2013
The Countess's finale sees her choose between two prospective lovers and showcases Richard Strauss's love of the soprano voice.