One of ancient Greeces oldest tragedies got the grand opera treatment in 1909 when composer Richard Strauss collaborated with Hugo von Hofmannsthal
on "Elektra." The Lyric Opera of Chicago revives Sir David McVicars acclaimed 2012 production for six performances starting Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N.
The natural world is not the focus of The End of Days, but what Hugo von Hofmannsthal
and Walter Benjamin termed the mute language or languages of objects most definitely is A The novel presents five deaths for the protagonist, only to annul and withdraw four of them during the intermezzi, as small changes in circumstances produce different outcomes.
There is an intriguing text, 'The Lord Chandos Letter', by the Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal
(1874-1929), that he presents as a document presumed to be a letter written in 1602 by a 26-year-old English writer named Lord Chandos to his older contemporary, the philosopher Francis Bacon.
The voluminous correspondence between Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal
, first published in 1952, opened up a variety of perspectives on the collaborators' working relationship, their musical and dramatic models, and the evolution of their operas from conception to completion.
The bronze figure sat on the desk of the Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal
for two decades and was sold with the help of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who played a central role in Rodin's popularisation in the German-speaking world.
It is based on a novel written by the Austrian novelist Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann von Hofmannsthal
. When Strauss read Hofmannsthal
's "Elektra" in 1905, he knew it could become an opera and tried to fit the music and sound with the subject of the novel.
Harrison's "The Limits of Language as a Liberal Art" and Hugo von Hofmannsthal
's "Letter to Lord Chandos," which argues that a discipline's relevance lies not with the discipline per se, but with society--and it depends on how society wants to think and grow.
He collaborated with stage directors such as Luca Ronconi and JE-rgen Flimm, and designed for theatres such as La Scala in Milan (Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz, 1980; directed by Ronconi) and the Salzburg Festival (Der Schwierige by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
, 1990; directed by Flimm).
Opera North at Newcastle Theatre Royal until tonight DER ROSENKAVALIER The exotic nature of opera is to the fore in Richard Strauss's famous creation - with words (libretto) by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
- which sails like a great galleon across four hours of an evening.
Though the list of individual characters is enormous, Hugo von Hofmannsthal
's libretto really involves five characters in two narrative strands which are linked by Hofmannsthal
's invented tradition, the presentation of a silver rose as a sign of betrothal.