Der Rosenkavalier

Viennese whirl

9 September 2017 9:00 am

‘First performance: Vienna, October 3, 1880’ declares the programme for Opera della Luna’s new production of Johann Strauss’s The Queen’s…

Strauss and Hofmannsthal deserve better from the Salzburg Festival

16 August 2014 9:00 am

The Salzburg Festival’s reputation might largely be one of cultural conservatism, but it made an impressive commitment to new works…

Sorry, Tara Erraught, but the age of the fat lady singing is over

31 May 2014 9:00 am

London’s opera critics have been roundly condemned for suggesting that a female singer’s personal appearance could make her unsuitable for…

Octavian (Tara Erraught), Baron Ochs (Lars Woldt) and the Marschallin (Kate Royal)

A Rosenkavalier without a heart ain’t much of a Rosenkavalier

24 May 2014 9:00 am

In all its minute details, Der Rosenkavalier is rooted in a painstakingly stylised version of Rococo Vienna that, paradoxically, is…

Robin Ticciati interview: ‘Glyndebourne is a festival where the established and the fresh exist together’

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Glyndebourne, the great Sussex opera house, celebrates its 80th anniversary this summer. Hurrah! There is a new music director, too,…