Richard Strauss News

Date of Birth: June 11, 1864
Date of Death: September 08, 1949 (85)
Birth Place: Munich, GERMANY
Gender: Male
BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Serves up a Phantasmagorical Helping of Whipped CreamBWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Serves up a Phantasmagorical Helping of Whipped Cream
by Sondra Forsyth - May 25, 2017

An overview on the NYC Metropolitan Opera web site of choreographer Alexi Ratmansky's newest work, “Whipped Cream”, calls the ballet a “dollop of delightful whimsy”. Yet the full-length production by ABT's Artist in Residence, with a run at the opera house from May 23rd to July 1st 2017, is in fact a heaping serving of horror-infused revelry complete with drunken characters and an illness caused by overindulgence in sweets. (more...)

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center Hosts American Ballet Theatre's Spring GalaPhoto Flash: Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center Hosts American Ballet Theatre's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Guests arrived at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center for American Ballet Theatre's Spring Gala on a rainy Monday evening. (more...)

BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck HappyBWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2017

Nobody puts conductor Manfred Honeck in a corner--except, perhaps the maestro himself. For instance, the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and frequent guest conductor in the US and Europe makes no bones about viewing himself as the quintessential mittel-european maestro, devoted to Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Richard Strauss and others of that ilk. But he's also an advocate of the music of the 21st century and works by Shankar, Stucky, Danielpour, Adamsand other newer masters. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre to Present MARK RYDEN: THE ART OF WHIPPED CREAM ExhibitionAmerican Ballet Theatre to Present MARK RYDEN: THE ART OF WHIPPED CREAM Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

American Ballet Theatre presents Mark Ryden: The Art of Whipped Cream, an exhibition of work by pop-surrealist Mark Ryden, on view in the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 19-July 8, 2017. The exhibition, organized by the Paul Kasmin Gallery, features drawings, sketches and paintings created for American Ballet Theatre's new production of Whipped Cream. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season YetFlorida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with some of the finest international singers available. The theme of the season is 'Divas to Die For'—a quartet of operas that portray four women in peril who take emotionally fraught journeys and emerge from them changed forever. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Arts Alliance Illinois, under the leadership of Executive Director Claire Rice and Board Chair Brooke Flanagan, Director of Institutional Advancement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, welcome artistic, business, creative, and philanthropic leaders from across Illinois to the organization's Fifth Annual Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street in Chicago. Guest check-in and a reception begin at 11:15am, with the seated luncheon following promptly at noon. (more...)

ABT Announces Casting for First Two Weeks at The MetABT Announces Casting for First Two Weeks at The Met
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cellist Maximilian Hornung Tilt at Joins BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICSPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cellist Maximilian Hornung Tilt at Joins BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of guest conductor David Zinman, brings Brahms' Symphony No. 3 and Strauss' Don Quixote to life in two sensational BNY Mellon Grand Classics performances on Friday, May 19, and Sunday, May 21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2017 Free Summer ConcertsBoston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2017 Free Summer Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer,  announces its 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. Concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) from July 19 through August 23, 2017. For more information visit landmarksorchestra.org. (more...)

Pacific Opera Presents A Mothers' Day ConcertPacific Opera Presents A Mothers' Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Pacific Opera presents A Mothers' Day Concert in SYDNEY! Featuring Maestro Simon Kenway (Artistic Director of Pacific Opera) and the 2017 Young Artists, this concert includes a complimentary afternoon tea before the concert in the beautiful surrounds of the historic Independent Theatre in North Sydney. (more...)

Winners of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition AnnouncedWinners of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

An elite group of nineteen of the most talented young opera singers in the country competed this weekend for prestige and prizes in the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Final Concert, CABRERA CONDUCTS BRUCKNER, 5/27Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Final Concert, CABRERA CONDUCTS BRUCKNER, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents its final concert of the 2016 – 2017 concert season, Cabrera Conducts Bruckner on Saturday, May 27th at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation at 6:30 p.m. for patrons to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music in the evening's program.  (more...)

BWW Review: So-Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Renee Fleming in Met's ROSENKAVALIERBWW Review: So-Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Renee Fleming in Met's ROSENKAVALIER
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 26, 2017

For a new production that was supposed to mark a farewell for soprano Renee Fleming to a role (the Marschallin) if not to staged opera performance in general, Robert Carsen's version of Richard Strauss's DER ROSENKAVALIER at the Met seemed more of a farce and less a tale of regret about passing time than usual. And the “star” role seemed more of an aside than the center of it all. (more...)

2017 Texas Music Festival Season Announced2017 Texas Music Festival Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

This summer, expect to be engaged, enraptured and invigorated when classical music's rising stars perform major classical and contemporary works by luminaries including Daniel Catan, Chausson, Elgar, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Shostakovich and Strauss at the 28th Annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF). The TMF 'Cool & Classical' Orchestra Series, set for June 10, June 17, June 23-24 and July 1. (more...)

Broadway's THE LITTLE FOXES, THE PRICE Among Global Scenic Services' Recent ProjectsBroadway's THE LITTLE FOXES, THE PRICE Among Global Scenic Services' Recent Projects
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Global Scenic Services, Inc. (GSS), an internationally respected scenery fabrication company, based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, turns the fantastical and dramatic visions of leading scenic designers of opera, ballet and drama productions into multi-dimensional realities. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 'OC Can You Play With Us?'Pacific Symphony Announces 'OC Can You Play With Us?'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

“Yes, we can!” That has been the emphatic response from the Orange County community for the last seven years, when asked by Pacific Symphony: “OC Can You Play With Us?” What began as a one-time endeavor in 2011 to expose the avocational musicians to professional music education and performance has continued to grow in size and spirit with each passing year. More than 230 people have participated in the side-by-side program since its beginning. The simple invitation to play onstage alongside the Symphony's orchestra members was met with such enthusiasm over the years that, in 2014, a chamber music edition was added. Like its predecessor, the chamber edition was an instant success, and now both programs have become highly anticipated annual events. With about 100 participants in total this year, “OC Can You Play With Us?” continues to encourage, inspire and make dreams come true! (more...)

Larry Rachleff Conducts Final Concert as Music Director of the RI Philharmonic, 5/6Larry Rachleff Conducts Final Concert as Music Director of the RI Philharmonic, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Larry Rachleff's final concert as Music Director with the RI Philharmonic on Saturday, May 6 at 7pm is almost sold out. Due to high demand, an additional performance of the farewell program has been added on Friday, May 5 at 7pm. The additional performance aims to give the entire community a chance to see Larry one last time before his retirement after twenty one years with the Orchestra. (more...)

Review Roundup: DER ROSENKAVALIER at the Met Starring Renee Fleming and Elina GarancaReview Roundup: DER ROSENKAVALIER at the Met Starring Renee Fleming and Elina Garanca
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and El?na Garan?a as Octavian star in Strauss's grandest opera, Der Rosenkavalier, which opened at the Met on April 13th. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met's recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera's subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score. (more...)

Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Give Her Final Swan SongOpera Diva Renee Fleming to Give Her Final Swan Song
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld reported in 2014 that opera diva, Renee Fleming said in an interview at the time, that she 'may stop singing in 3 years.'  Three years later, Fleming, who's starring in Richard Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' at the Met, will give her final performance on the afternoon of Saturday, May 13. (more...)

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