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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Beginning his career in the Imperial certainties of the early 20th century, and ending his life in the disillusioned years after the Second World War, Strauss’s operas trace the course of the century, from the turbulent premonitions of his early extremes of Classical and Biblical drama (Salome, Elektra), through radiant and nostalgic comedy (Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxox, Arabella) to the wistful retrospective reflections of his last serene works (Daphne, Capriccio). Changing styles and emphases capture the diverse irony of a troubled age.



Who can book? 

Our weekend courses are open to participants over the age of 18 and courses are taught at approximately first-year undergraduate level. No academic qualifications are required and most courses are suitable for students who are new to the subject. Please ensure that you complete any required reading listed in your course materials before the course starts to enable you to fully participate and get the maximum enjoyment out of your course. 

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English, you will need to satisfy yourself that you have the required near-native command of the language to get the maximum benefit from studying with us. 

Accessibility for students with support requirements 

We make every effort both to anticipate and to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with support requirements including those with unseen disabilities, including mental health conditions, and specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. 

Please ensure you let us know about any support requirements when booking so that we can offer you the support and advice you require before your course starts, enabling a smooth transition to your studies. 

If when booking you indicate that you require additional support, you will be sent a Student Additional Requirements Form (SARF) to complete. The form asks for further details about your requirements and support needs, and requests that you submit supporting evidence. 

If you have any particular requirements or queries please contact the Disability Liaison team at 


Course dates

12 Jul 2024 to 14 Jul 2024

Course duration

1 Weekend

Apply by

01 Jul 2024

Course fee


Accommodation fees

Single room: £85 per night

Double/Twin room: £135 per night (2 people sharing)

See Venue, Fees and accommodation for full details

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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