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Richard Strauss News

Date Of Birth:
June 11, 1864
Date Of Death:
September 08, 1949 (85)
Birth Place:
Munich, GERMANY
Gender:
Male
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Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and More Donate MAD MEN Props to SmithsonianPhoto Flash: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and More Donate MAD MEN Props to Smithsonian
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

Including historically-accurate pieces such as Lucky Strike cigarettes, authentic alcoholic beverage bottles, as well as a slew of costume pieces, a collection of the artifacts has been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Stars Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery attended the official donation ceremony along with creator Matthew Weiner and AMC president Charlie Collier. Check out photos of the event below! (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

Beautiful Soup to Present William Shumann's EN AVANT! During May FestivalBeautiful Soup to Present William Shumann's EN AVANT! During May Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Spend a mesmerizing night with one of our most cherished writers this March, when William Shuman's insightful, moving and award-winning solo show En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams will receive a special, one-night-only performance in Beautiful Soup Theater's play festival on May 25th at 7:00 pm at New York's Clarion Theatre. (more...)

Casting Set for Beautiful Soup's Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland, Beginning 5/6Casting Set for Beautiful Soup's Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland, Beginning 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, McCasland's plays will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. (more...)

Seattle Opera to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOSSeattle Opera to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The shows must go on! Seattle Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with Richard Strauss' delightful opera-within-an-opera: Ariadne auf Naxos. A rich Seattleite is throwing a dinner party and asks his hired entertainment for the impossible: the capering troupe of comedians must combine their performance with an opera company's rendition of the mythical love and loss of the ancient Greek princess Ariadne. Comedy meets tragedy, and fireworks result! (more...)

Stephanie Ann Ball and Erica Papillion-Posey to Present THE HERITAGE ANTHOLOGY, 3/28Stephanie Ann Ball and Erica Papillion-Posey to Present THE HERITAGE ANTHOLOGY, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Mezzo soprano, Erica Papillion-Posey and soprano, Stephanie Ann Ball are collaborating with pianist, Mila Startsev to present The Heritage Anthology; a deeply moving nationalist concert program celebrating the African American musical heritage and the German cultural heritage of The Denver Turnverein. (more...)

David Bernard to Conduct Massapequa Philharmonic, 3/21David Bernard to Conduct Massapequa Philharmonic, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

The noted American conductor David Bernard will lead an exciting program of Weber, Tchaikovsky, and Sibelius with the Massapequa Philharmonic on Saturday evening, March 21, 2014, 8 pm at the Berner Auditorium, 50 Carman Mill Road, Massapequa, NY 11758. The following is the complete program: (more...)

NY Philharmonic Sets Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for April-June 2015NY Philharmonic Sets Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for April-June 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; the Royal Concertgebouw; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director - performed by violinist Leila Josefowicz, for whom it is written and dedicated. The concerts also include two early 20th-century Russian works, Stravinsky's Petrushka (original 1911 version) and Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake. (more...)

Photo Flash: LIVING ON LOVE's Renee Fleming Honored with Cross of the Order of MeritPhoto Flash: LIVING ON LOVE's Renee Fleming Honored with Cross of the Order of Merit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

American soprano Renee Fleming has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit by President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck, for her 'outstanding work in German-American relations.' The award is the only federal decoration given by Germany. It was be presented at a private reception at the New York residence of the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Brita Wagener, last night, Thursday, March 12. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Edo de Waart to CONDUCT RACHMANINOFF with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 4/3Edo de Waart to CONDUCT RACHMANINOFF with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/12/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present de Waart Conducts Rachmaninoff on April 3-4, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performances feature Barber's Essay No. 2, Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, and Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents FOUR HORNS Featuring Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, 3/27-29The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents FOUR HORNS Featuring Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada for his Heinz Hall debut in "Four Horns," A BNY Mellon Grand Classics concert weekend, March 27-29. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christine Goerke AscendingBWW Interviews: Christine Goerke Ascending
by Erica Miner - Mar 12, 2015

She caused a sensation at the Met Opera and elicited critical raves for her Brunnhilde at Canadian Opera Company (more...)

Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Opera San José is hosting a memorial concert for its former general director and founder, Irene Dalis, at the California Theatre on May 16, 2015 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature arias and ensembles performed by over 20 current and former members of Opera San José's resident company, accompanied by the Opera San José Orchestra and Chorus. (more...)

Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

HOUSTON (March 9, 2015) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists on March 20-22 in Verdi's Requiem, a towering masterpiece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi featuring dramatic operatic moments, brilliant symphonic writing and virtuosic solo performances. (more...)

Andris Nelsons to Make Carnegie Hall Debut as BSO Music Director, 4/15-17Andris Nelsons to Make Carnegie Hall Debut as BSO Music Director, 4/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in three programs at Carnegie Hall, April 15-17. For his first Carnegie Hall concert as BSO Music Director on Wednesday, April 15, Mr. Nelsons will open the program with the New York premiere of Gunther Schuller's Dreamscape, a BSO commission, inspired by a dream the composer had and featuring Schuller's characteristically kaleidoscopic mastery of the orchestra (Click here for the program note for Gunther Schuller's Dreamscape). The Schuller work will be followed by Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595, with soloist Richard Goode, an acclaimed Mozart specialist, and Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben. (more...)

Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, TodayCurtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

MARCH 4, 2015 When the wealthiest man in Vienna hosts a lavish night of music and fireworks, the entertainment is in no short supply—and neither is the drama—in Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. The Curtis Opera Theatre, in association with Opera Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, presents three sold-out performances March 4, 6, and 8 in the Perelman Theater at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. (more...)

Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo to Headline Met's MANON, 3/9Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo to Headline Met's MANON, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

New York, NY (March 4, 2015) – Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo will sing their first Met performances of the title character in Massenet's Manon and her devoted lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the first revival of Laurent Pelly's 2012 Met staging, also starring Russell Braun as Manon's cousin, Lescaut, and Nicolas Testé as the Chevalier's father, the Comte des Grieux. The opera opens March 9 and plays six performances through March 28. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

Photo Flash: Washington Concert Opera's GUNTRAMPhoto Flash: Washington Concert Opera's GUNTRAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Having completed their presentation of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in September, Washington Concert Opera presents its second performance of the season, the rarely performed opera, Guntram, by Richard Strauss. In his 13th season with Washington Concert Opera, Artistic Director and Conductor, Maestro Antony Walker, takes the stage for this highly ambitious presentation. The performance was presented yesterday March 1, 2015 at the Lisner Stage at George Washington University. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Adelaide Youth Orchestras Launches 2015 Season TodayAdelaide Youth Orchestras Launches 2015 Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

South Australia's best and brightest young musicians will bring poetry, passion and power to the fore in Adelaide Youth Orchestras' bold new 2015 season program, officially launched today (Wednesday, February 25). (more...)

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