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Music

Garsington makes as good a case as you can for Strauss’s frothy Capriccio

9 June 2018

9:00 AM

9 June 2018

9:00 AM

‘Is there an end [to this opera] that is not trivial?’ asks the Countess in her final bars of Richard Strauss’s last opera Capriccio. Given the previous two and a half hours, the answer would seem to be a decided no. It is a frothy confection even by the standards of his later operas, the better parts reminiscent of the Prologue to Ariadne auf Naxos and some of Arabella.

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