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Johann Strauss

"Show Boat" - Jerome Kern's Masterpiece at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.05.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

It's an opera - where the ideal performer with the optimal voice is a capital match for the intentions of the composer and his lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein II.

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Introduces 'Rita' by Donizetti, February 12-16

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

The best way to describe Verdi's String Quartet in E minor is that it's just so very-very Verdi. Including it on a program such as this reveals similar dramatic flavors found in any of his operas.

WATCH: An Operatic Ode To Spring

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 03.22.2012 | Home

In a new occasional series, we'll comb the depths of YouTube to bring you the best classical music and opera gems lurking out there. If the sprin...

The Birth Of Johann Strauss Jr.'s 'The Blue Danube', The Waltz That Defines Vienna

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On June 3, 1899, in the midst of a benefit concert at Vienna's Volksgarten, someone approached the podium and spoke to the conductor. The orchestra wa...