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Royal Opera House

Capriccio In Concert

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Strauss’s last, exquisite opera shows his brilliant ability to compose for the soprano voice. Read More >

The theme of Richard Strauss’s last 1942 opera, Capriccio, is the relationship between words and music. This makes it an ideal concert piece, with attention focused on its libretto and glittering score. Musical highlights include the opening instrumental sextet, which sees Strauss at his most lyrical; the witty and quarrelling ensembles; and the Countess’s closing monologue. This finale is a stream of intense melody tinged with melancholy that leaves audiences spellbound.

Sung in German with English surtitles

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 19/07/2013

Closing Night: 21/07/2013

Running time: 2h15

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Cast & Creative


Music By - Richard Strauss

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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