Whenever an outstanding young tenor comes along he is referred to as "the next Caruso". Enrico Caruso died in 1921 and more than 90 years later, he is still the benchmark by which all other tenors are judged....
Verdi was not a Verismo composer; La Traviata is not a Verismo opera; but it is not a Bel Canto opera either. It is, in fact, a bridge between the two movements.
Di Nu Hua, written in 1957, is a very famous Cantonese opera. It focuses on the story of Princess Changping, the last princess of the Ming Dynasty.
Nowadays, when a lot of people think of opera as something stuffy and old-fashioned and vaguely silly - a fat lady in a horned helmet screeching at the top of her lungs for four hours in a foreign language? I'll pass,...
Any list of the greatest anything is based on personal opinion and experience and this one is no different. I have been fortunate enough to hear Pavoratti, Domingo, Careras and Bocelli live. The others are based on my...
You've probably heard of the curse on Shakespeare's "Macbeth"; but have you ever heard of The Curse of Tristan? And "Tristan and Isolde" is not the only cursed opera!
An introduction to the comic opera form as done so masterfully by the late Gilbert and Sullivan. This is a form of opera that can by enjoyed even by people who can't stand traditional 'grand opera.'
An overview of the prodigious opera performance.
I like traditional settings of operas - how about you?
Did you know that YOU have a genuine, operatic voice? I know what you’re thinking: “You have to be born with it.” Right? Nope! Everybody has the same ‘equipment’ and to say that...
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