Richard Strauss (1864-1949) is widely considered the ‘last’ of the great composers. Strauss’ presentation of the Silver Rose from Der Rosenkavalier captures operatic grandeur at its best, both musically as well as on stage where eighteenth century Viennese opulence is front and center.
The modern history of opera can be divided into before and after Luciano Pavarotti. In a wide-ranging interview, Nicoletta Mantovani, Pavarotti’s widow, opens up about his lesser-known attributes.
If you’re about to explore the world of opera, finding the “right” one will be of outmost importance. Not all operas are created equal. Simply being introduced to the “wrong” opera can deter the best intentioned from ever returning.
Thomas Hummel initially wanted to study business, but his father insisted that he first had to devote himself to music and to the viola in particular.
Steeped in the Czech musical tradition, Maestro Tomáš Netopil has dedicated his professional career to promoting it internationally.
Depending on the state of the global COVID-19 pandemic, vocalist and song-writer Gabriela Martina – who mixes jazz and soul with traditional yodeling from her native Switzerland – plans to release two new albums in 2022.