If you like this, here are some more operas…
Richard Strauss — “Die Frau ohne Schatten” – 14th, 17th, 20th, 23rd, 26th, 29th March and 2nd April 2014
The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of “Die Frau ohne Schatten” by Richard Strauss — a fairytale with a strong moral dimension. It tells the story of a half-mortal Empress who does not cast a shadow. But if she doesn’t get one in three days, she will be returned to the spirit world and the Emperor will be turned to stone. To what lengths will the Empress go to avoid such a fate?
Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, playing Verdi’s “Requiem” – 18th May 2014
Join conductor Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem”.
“Ariadne auf Naxos”, by Richard Strauss – 25th, 30th June, 3rd, 10th and 13th July 2014
Strauss’s dazzling opera “Ariadne auf Naxos” tells of a rich patron’s brilliant idea that a tragic opera and romantic farce should be staged at the same time — much to the consternation of the composer and cast. The result is a richly textured work that examines the role of art in society.