72. Capriccio (Richard Strauss)

CAPRICCIO “A Conversation Piece for Music” in 1 act Composer: Richard Strauss Libretto: Clemens Krauss and Richard Strauss First performed: Nationaltheater München, Munich, Germany, 28 October 1942, conducted by Clemens Krauss Dossier We continue our series on the world's dullest operas with Strauss's last offering, an artistic debate performed in the middle of WWII. Uncyclopedia gives this … Continue reading 72. Capriccio (Richard Strauss)

50. Ariadne auf Naxos (Richard Strauss)

Opera in 1 act By Richard Strauss Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal First performed: Hoftheater Stuttgart, 25 October 1912, as a 30-minute accompaniment to Molière’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.  Revised version: Vienna State Opera, 4 October 1916. Dossier "The thirty-minute opera for small chamber orchestra ... is as good as complete in my head," Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Viennese playwright … Continue reading 50. Ariadne auf Naxos (Richard Strauss)

21. Friedenstag (Richard Strauss)

FRIEDENSTAG Oper in 1 act Op. 81, TrV 271 By Richard Strauss Librettist: Joseph Gregor, after Stefan Zweig First performed: Nationaltheater, Munich, 24 July 1838 Dossier. STORY THE COMMANDANT (baritone) MARIA, his wife (soprano) SERGEANT (bass) CORPORAL (tenor) PRIVATE SOLDIER (tenor) MUSKETEER (bass) BUGLER (baritone) OFFICER (baritone) FRONT-LINE OFFICER (baritone) A PIEDMONTESE (tenor) THE HOLSTEINER, commanding the besieging army (bass) THE BURGOMASTER … Continue reading 21. Friedenstag (Richard Strauss)