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Opera Blog - Lohengrin

Lohengrin is a romantic three act opera, written by Richard Wagner and first performed in Weimar in 1850 under the patronage of King Ludwig.  It was indeed this patronage that gave Wagner the means and opportunity to compose and build a theatre for and stage his epic cycle, the Ring of the Nibelung. 

Rosenkavalier at the Royal Opera House

What a glorious night of opera.  Of course, the music to Richard Strauss’s Rosenkavalier is full of the grandest of liqueur.  It was written in 1911 as one of the greatest of social comedies, with a reflective libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.  It was first conducted at the Royal Opera House in 1913 by Thomas Beecham.