Opera

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Enrico Caruso
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Enrico Caruso

    by rjsadowski4 years ago

    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....

  • Understanding the History and Deeper Meaning in Verdi’s La Traviata
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    Understanding the History and Deeper Meaning in Verdi’s La Traviata

    by LastRoseofSummer23 years ago

    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.

  • Most famous Cantonese opera:  Di Nu Hua
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    Most famous Cantonese opera: Di Nu Hua

    by pinkytoky4 years ago

    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.

  • The Best Operas for Beginners
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    The Best Operas for Beginners

    by kerryg2 years ago

    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,...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors
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    The World's Greatest Tenors

    by rjsadowski4 years ago

    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...

  • Operas That Are Cursed
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    Operas That Are Cursed

    by LastRoseofSummer23 years ago

    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!

  • Gilbert and Sullivan:  Opera For People Who Hate Opera
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    Gilbert and Sullivan: Opera For People Who Hate Opera

    by Liz Elias7 months ago

    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.'

  • Opera the Arousing of Emotions
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    Opera the Arousing of Emotions

    by Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill19 months ago

    An overview of the prodigious opera performance.

  • The Case Against "Modern" Versions of Opera
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    The Case Against "Modern" Versions of Opera

    by AlexDrinkH2O3 years ago

    I like traditional settings of operas - how about you?

  • How To Sing Opera
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    How To Sing Opera

    by vtotheyouknow5 years ago

    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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