Kaufmann, four Strauss operas, 12 unknown operatic gems and Philip Glass’s minimalist answer to the Ring Cycle.

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The world’s leading tenor, now at the peak of his powers, may have no more heights to scale. Or has he? James Inverne talks to Kaufmann about his new album of Viennese operetta.

Strauss In Four Operas

On the 150th anniversary of his birth, we chronicle the life of Richard Strauss through four of his greatest works.

The Lost Operas

We ask 12 of the world’s leading opera professionals about the unknown gems they would love to see performed.

The Phillip Glass Trilogy

Are Glass’s three operas, Einstein on the BeachSatyagraha and Akhnaten, the minimalist’s answer to Wagner’s Ring Cycle?

Interview: Sir David McVicar

To some, opera director Sir David McVicar is a genius. To others, especially those in the Regietheatre camp, he’s the enemy.

Composer of the Month: Gluck

Gluck swept away Italian opera seria and French tragédie lyrique. But his greatest legacy was a music theatre of overwhelming power.