The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, Falstaff, and A Masked Ball are popular Italian operas. The operas and sculptures of their characters are interesting to explore.
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.
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, drama, casting, thaeter, audition, acting jobs, When I think "Opera", in all it's lush and elegant splendor, the first one that come to mind is Verdi's Aida. For sheer dramatic spectacle, the grand operas can't...
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,...
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.
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!
Pei Yan Ling is hailed as China’s living national treasure in the Chinese operatic arts. She is a renowned male impersonator in Hebei opera.
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....
The son of small-town tavern keepers, Giuseppi Verdi catches a break when Antonio Barezzi enters his life and sends him off to become one of the most remarkable opera composers in history.