What do you think of Richard Strauss' operas? I've decided to include box sets again with my LP transfers and over the last few days have ripped Salome, Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Arabella (with Elektra yet to go). Mixed bag, IMO: I've never liked Rosenkavalier and -- although I might feel stupid for saying this if I ever get to like the earlier work -- I think Arabella is more satisfying. It's an hour shorter, to begin with.
I've been going Johann LP - Richard opera - Johann LP - Richard opera and at this rate I'll have finished with all his operas (the five I have, anyway) before getting to the first Richard single LP.