Words First: Talking Text in Opera

Bryan Gilliam, Thaddeus Strassberger, and Jonathan Burton, and the Genius of Hofmannsthal

March 01, 2021 Keturah Stickann/Bryan Gilliam/Thaddeus Strassberger/Jonathan Burton Season 2 Episode 9
Words First: Talking Text in Opera
Bryan Gilliam, Thaddeus Strassberger, and Jonathan Burton, and the Genius of Hofmannsthal
Show Notes

Keturah starts off this episode speaking to director, Thaddeus Strassberger, and tenor, Jonathan Burton, about Richard Strauss and Hugo Von Hofmannsthal’s Ariadne auf Naxos.

To continue to conversation about Hofmannsthal (and Strauss), Keturah turns to Bryan Gilliam, musicologist, Strauss scholar, and author of several books, including “Rounding Wagner’s Mountain: Richard Strauss and Modern German Opera.”  They discuss Hofmannsthal’s place in the canon, his collaborations with Strauss, and the themes that are present in his work.

For more information about Thaddeus Strassberger: https://www.tstrassberger.com/
For more information about Jonathan Burton: http://jburtontenor.com/

Rounding Wagner’s Mountain: https://www.amazon.com/Rounding-Wagners-Mountain-Richard-Cambridge/dp/0521456592
A little dive into Ariadne clips: https://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2020/5/Departments/10_Essential_Ariadne_auf_Naxos_Clips_to_Enjoy_(At_Home).html