Richard Strauss

Standard Name: Strauss, Richard


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Education Viola Tree
Shortly after her performance as Eurydice, VT moved to Italy to continue her operatic training. She arrived about 5 September 1910 in Milan, where she studied, with intermittent visits to England, until autumn...
Performance of text Oscar Wilde
The first performance was heard at Covent Garden of the English opera written by Richard Strauss to the text of OW 's Salome.
Tydeman, William, and Steven Price. Wilde—Salome. Cambridge University Press.
Textual Features E. Nesbit
Salome and the Head deals quite revealingly with female sexual experience. It is set at Yalding on the Medway. Sandra, its heroine, a dancer famous for her rendering of Wilde 's Salome (to Strauss


1907: The London County Council banned stage tableaus...

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The London County Council banned stage tableaus or living pictures (erotic in content), and in their place the Palace Theatre engaged Maud Allan as a solo dancer.

25 January 1909: Hugo von Hoffmansthal's first opera, Elektra,...

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25 January 1909

Hugo von Hoffmansthal 's first opera, Elektra, with music by Richard Strauss , opened in Dresden.

19 February 1910: The opera Elektra by Richard Strauss was...

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19 February 1910

The opera Elektra by Richard Strauss was first performed in London: at Covent Garden , conducted by Thomas Beecham .

1949: Richard Strauss's opera Salome, to words...

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Richard Strauss 's opera Salome, to words by Oscar Wilde , was performed at Covent Garden, produced by Peter Brook with sets by Salvador Dali .


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