Tag Archives: Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier in Copenhagen

Performance period: 12. Sep. – 24. Jan. 2015 at the Royal Danish Thatre in Copenhagen Scathing satire, captivating romance and worldly melancholy, Richard Strauss’s masterstroke Der Rosenkavalier was created in partnership with librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal in 1911, bridging comedy and … Continue reading

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To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczała at San Diego Opera

To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczała at San Diego Opera By Erica Miner (Used by permission) Gracious, charming, highly intelligent and perceptive, Polish-born artist Piotr Beczała (dubbed “Piotr the Great” in San Francisco), first graced the San Diego Opera stage in his 2010 Bohème debut, … Continue reading

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Strauss’ “Die Frau ohne Schatten” at the Royal Opera House in London

Die Frau ohne Schatten Music by Richard Strauss, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal 14 March–2 April 2014 Main Stage Director Claus Guth reveals the darker elements of Strauss’s exotic fairytale in a striking new production. A co-production with Teatro alla Scala, … Continue reading

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Lecture: Richard Strauss at 150 (The Kennedy Center in Washington)

THE KENNEDY CENTER Richard Strauss at 150 with Saul Lilienstein Musicologist Saul Lilienstein examines the creative genius of composer Richard Strauss as he looks at three of his most frequently performed operas. Der Rosenkavalier. And just before it came the … Continue reading

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“Ariadne auf Naxos” in Virginia

Ariadne auf Naxos It’s party time! Vienna’s most lavish aristocrat is throwing the biggest bash of the season. Two groups of performers—a burlesque troupe and an opera company—are set to provide the entertainment, but when dinner runs late, the host … Continue reading

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The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a comic operetta that leaves you dancing in the aisles! DIE FLEDERMAUS by Johann Strauss Jr In German with projected English texts.  Strauss’s Die Fledermaus is a new-to-Chicago production. Production owned by San Francisco Opera Association. Running … Continue reading

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“Die Fledermaus” at English National Opera in London

Die Fledermaus September 30, 2013 – November 6, 2013 ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA Running time: 2hrs 35mins Johann Strauss’s classic operetta, Die Fledermaus is a comic story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred on a high-society party thrown by Prince … Continue reading

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VERDI’S ANNIVERSARY: Muti Directs Verdi and Brahms in Chicago.

Muti Conducts Verdi and Brahms at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 8:00 PM Verdi, Brahms, Strauss Thursday, September 19, 2013 Music Director Riccardo Muti leads Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful ballet music from Macbeth in honor of the opera composer’s bicentennial and rounds … Continue reading

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