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  1. Operas are usually performed in special buildings called opera houses.
  2. Operas are meant to be heard primarily in theatres, especially Scalla, with live big performances. (Web site)
  3. Operas were commissioned by impresarios for performance during a specific season for a specific theater.
  4. Operas were put on one by one if someone found a way to pay for them. (Web site)
  5. The operas are often deceptively simple. (Web site)


  1. COMPOSER - The one who writes the music and orchestrates it.
  2. The composer was a great admirer of the young singer. (Web site)
  3. The composer was a passionate and idealistic personality, one given to incandescent enthusiasms and uncompromising struggles.
  4. The composer was already well known and liked when he arrived in the Bohemian capital.
  5. The composer was aware of this use of his name and is supposed to have consented. (Web site)


  1. Aida is a classic tale of love, jealousy, betrayal and death that tells the story of an Egyptian princess who falls in love with an army commander. (Web site)
  2. Aida is a chamber opera, an opera about individuals isolated, trapped by their own circumstance.
  3. AIDA was merged with TCOL.Ada to form Diana. (Web site)
  4. AIDA was originally directed by Robert Falls and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.
  5. Aida is a grand mixture of breath-taking spectacle and an intimate drama of love and jealousy set in the exotic era of the Egyptian pharaohs.

A Life For The Tsar

  1. A Life for the Tsar is a "patriotic-heroic tragic opera" in five acts with an epilogue by Mikhail Glinka.
  2. A Life for the Tsar was banned until revised as Ivan Susanin with a new libretto by Sergei Gorodetsky (Moscow 1939). (Web site)
  3. A Life for the Tsar was the first of Glinka's two great operas. (Web site)

Albert Herring

  1. Albert Herring is a comedy, there is no doubt.
  2. Albert Herring is a comic chamber opera by Benjamin Britten , his Opus 39.
  3. Albert Herring is a comic chamber opera by Benjamin Britten .
  4. Albert Herring is a comic opera by Benjamin Britten.
  5. Albert Herring is a delight, and should be in good hands with this fine ensemble. (Web site)


  1. Turandot is a grand-scale opera set in China's legendary Forbidden City.
  2. Turandot is a Chinese princess determined not to marry.
  3. Turandot is a Persian word and name meaning "the daughter of Turan ", Turan being a region of Central Asia which used to be part of the Persian Empire. (Web site)
  4. Turandot is a princess to die for. (Web site)
  5. Turandot is a romantic three-act opera that tells the story of Turandot, an ice princess forced by her father to choose a suitor.


  1. Alcina is a Baroque opera. (Web site)
  2. Alcina is a dangerous enchantress.
  3. Alcina is a kind of companion piece to the much more popular Ariodante .
  4. Alcina is a sorceress who shipwrecks sailors on her island so that she can take her pick of fresh lovers every so often. (Web site)
  5. Alcina is a sorceress who turns her conquests into beasts and stones.

Amahl And The Night Visitors

  1. Amahl and the Night Visitors is a one-act opera in English by Gian Carlo Menotti.
  2. AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS is a one-act opera written by Gian Carlo Menotti on an original English libretto written by the composer. (Web site)
  3. Amahl and the Night Visitors is a one-act opera.
  4. Amahl and the Night Visitors is a perfect introduction to opera for children and families.
  5. Amahl and the Night Visitors is an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti on an original English libretto by the composer .

Ariadne Auf Naxos

  1. Ariadne auf Naxos is a comedic opera in which two separate skits are essentially combined into one.
  2. Ariadne auf Naxos is a much more popular work.
  3. Ariadne auf Naxos is a very funny opera that is replete with moments of great depth and beauty, written in Richard Strauss's best fin de siecle mode.
  4. Ariadne auf Naxos is an underappreciated delight of an opera. (Web site)


  1. Ariodante is a wonderful opera, full of light and life.
  2. Ariodante is a prince engaged to the king's daughter Ginevra.
  3. Ariodante is a trouser role.
  4. Ariodante is part of the standard operatic repertoire.
  5. Ariodante was the first new opera that Handel produced in his first season at Covent Garden.


  1. Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet, with text by Meilhac and Hal-vy, based on the novel by Prosper M-rim-e.
  2. Carmen is a beautiful gypsy girl, at the beginning of the opera making an honest living in a cigarette factory. (Web site)
  3. Carmen is a case in point. (Web site)
  4. Carmen is a fabulous heroine, she seduces men, breaks their hearts without ever showing regret.
  5. Carmen is a fickle and disloyal temptress who works in a factory.

Don Giovanni

  1. Don Giovanni is a 1979 film adaptation of Mozart's classic opera Don Giovanni .
  2. Don Giovanni is a character where you can give all this ferocity and this energy.
  3. Don Giovanni is a co-production with Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels .
  4. Don Giovanni is a co-production with Th----tre Royal.
  5. Don Giovanni is a compelling combination of comic and dramatic traditions reflected in a score by Mozart that spans the musical spectrum.

Don Pasquale

  1. Don Pasquale is a basso buffo role, meaning it is more often declaimed in the form of quick patters than it is sung. (Web site)
  2. Don Pasquale is a comic opera ( opera buffa) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti.
  3. Don Pasquale is a lighthearted operatic tale of love, intrigue, and deception. (Web site)
  4. Don Pasquale is a lighthearted tale of love, intrigue, and deception.
  5. Don Pasquale is a number opera.


  1. ERNANI is one of Verdi 's earlier operas that doesn't get staged all that often. (Web site)
  2. Ernani is a fine Verdi opera sung most beautifully.
  3. Ernani is a romantic opera based .
  4. Ernani is a romantic opera based on a homonymous play by Victor Hugo. (Web site)
  5. Ernani is a song of vigor and anarchic liveliness.


  1. FIDELIO is a great opera.
  2. Fidelio is a complex of contradictions and opposing forces. (Web site)
  3. Fidelio is a white-hot opera, encompassing not just life and death situations but questions of freedom and responsibility.
  4. Fidelio is a work like no other. (Web site)
  5. Fidelio is an example of a ---rescue opera---, a type of opera which was popular at the time.


  1. The Gambler is a fascinating and innovative opera by one of the 20th century's most popular composers.
  2. The Gambler is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian General. (Web site)
  3. The Gambler is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian General. (Web site)
  4. The Gambler is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a youngish tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russia n civil servant.
  5. The Gambler is a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employ of a formerly wealthy Russian civil servant.


  1. Idomeneo is a "sea" opera.
  2. Idomeneo is a challenging role, it has high tessitura and acrobatics that Mozart wrote for the original castrati in the part. (Web site)
  3. Idomeneo is a masterpiece that's only beginning to gain its rightful place in Mozart's canon. (Web site)
  4. Idomeneo is a masterwork that has been resuscitated by the historical performance movement. (Web site)
  5. Idomeneo is a successful synthesis of French trag--die lyrique and Italian opera.

Il Trovatore

  1. Il Trovatore is a difficult and gloomy work, more popular half a century ago when Rig, Trav & Trov were Verdi's best known operas. (Web site)
  2. Il Trovatore is a difficult opera to do well.
  3. Il Trovatore is a high energy opera, sometimes relegated to the position of static vehicle for static veterans.
  4. Il Trovatore is a notoriously difficult maze to thread, but Simon Boccanegra seems more tangled still.
  5. Il Trovatore is a roller-coaster of frantic passion in beautifully lyrical episodes.

La Cenerentola

  1. La Cenerentola is a comic opera by Gioacchino Rossini .
  2. LA CENERENTOLA is a one-of-a-kind evening's entertainment, no matter what the sets and costumes and staging look like. (Web site)
  3. La Cenerentola is a light romantic opera retelling the tale of Cinderella in Italian.
  4. La Cenerentola is a little unusual in that it has a happy ending.
  5. La Cenerentola is a long opera, and some cutting may have been necessary, but it was a little indiscriminate.

La Juive

  1. La Juive is a masterpiece.
  2. LA JUIVE was a once popular opera that faded from the repertoire of most opera companies.
  3. La Juive is a long opera and much of the music was written to accompany spectacular stage ceremonial.
  4. La Juive is a role that De Angelis did not do on stage.
  5. La Juive was borrowed from the Vienna State Opera and was brought to the MET as a vehicle for Shicoff.

La Traviata

  1. LA TRAVIATA is a unique opera that needs a singer with true star quality. (Web site)
  2. La Traviata is a 1983 film based on the Giuseppe Verdi opera of the same name .
  3. La Traviata is a classic timeless it of the true rings in the middle of humanity.
  4. La Traviata is a feast for opera lovers. (Web site)
  5. La Traviata is a lovely one. (Web site)

Luisa Miller

  1. Luisa Miller is a great opera on its own, but a tremendous cast and a conductor who loves and understands Verdi can blast it into the stratosphere.
  2. Luisa Miller is a fitting conclusion to this second part of my four-part survey of Verdi-s life and his operas.
  3. Luisa Miller is a tale of a young woman's thwarted love amongst political intrigue during the late Renaissance.
  4. Luisa Miller is a transition work. (Web site)
  5. Luisa Miller is a transitional work in the Verdi canon.

Madama Butterfly

  1. Madama Butterfly is a classy, well-crafted, beautiful performance from start to finish. (Web site)
  2. Madama Butterfly is a great opera, by far Puccini's finest, but one should see it only rarely.
  3. Madama Butterfly is a nice opera, although horribly overdone.
  4. Madama Butterfly is a tender love story with a tragic ending.
  5. Madama Butterfly is a tragic opera in three acts by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (see Puccini, Giacomo).


  1. Mignon is a beautiful opera that inexplicably -- and, in my opinion, unjustly -- lies outside the standard repertory.
  2. Mignon is a chef-d'oeuvre of taste, grace, and poetry.
  3. Mignon is a common female first name and a very rare surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census). (Web site)
  4. Mignon is a little gem of an opera. (Web site)
  5. Mignon is a model of automotive record player built from 1960 to 1964 by Phillips Norelco AG (germany) and produced in Austria. (Web site)

Orfeo Ed Euridice

  1. Orfeo ed Euridice is part of the standard operatic repertoire .
  2. Orfeo ed Euridice is a co-production with.
  3. Orfeo ed Euridice is a new production.
  4. Orfeo ed Euridice is a tale based upon ancient legend which incorporates a love story. (Web site)
  5. Orfeo ed Euridice is a work of both passion and simplicity which never fails to move me in live performances or on recordings.


  1. Otello is a drama about jealousy.
  2. Otello is a gigantic string of sometimes beautiful, often exquisite melodic fragments that are never given the opportunity to fully develop.
  3. Otello is a hot-blooded opera, and Decker's approach may ultimately not be suited to the material.
  4. Otello is a strategy board game named after an opera. (Web site)
  5. Otello is a tragic figure, and if Heppner did not elicit pity and fear in the audience, he gave an otherwise superb portrayal.


  1. Parsifal is a complicated opera, with a theme that is serious and, at times, drawn out.
  2. Parsifal is a controversial work that lends itself to a multiplicity of interpretations.
  3. Parsifal is a great opera even if Wagner did compose it.
  4. Parsifal is a medieval symbol of purity and innocence. (Web site)
  5. Parsifal is a music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner. (Web site)

Porgy And Bess

  1. Porgy and Bess is a 1958 album by jazz musician Miles Davis which he and Gil Evans arranged from George Gershwin 's opera Porgy and Bess .
  2. Porgy and Bess is a 1959 movie based on George Gershwin 's opera of the same name .
  3. Porgy and Bess is a folk opera composed by George Gershwin.
  4. Porgy and Bess is a folktale.
  5. Porgy and Bess is a recording of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera version of the George Gershwin opera of the same name.


  1. Rigoletto is a baritone's opera, not a soprano's.
  2. Rigoletto is a challenging role, musically, theatrically and psychologically, but Azzam had it completely mastered.
  3. Rigoletto is a cripple, who works as a jester for the Duke of Mantua. (Web site)
  4. Rigoletto is a jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. (Web site)
  5. Rigoletto is a man of contrast and conflict. (Web site)


  1. Stiffelio is a GREAT opera.
  2. Stiffelio is a Protestant Minister whose preaching often takes him away from home.
  3. Stiffelio is a Protestant pastor whose wife is having an affair.
  4. Stiffelio is a notable work because it reveals Verdi as a remarkable composer when dealing with contemporary moral issues, as La Traviata does also. (Web site)
  5. Stiffelio is a pastor in a small isolated Lutheran community, whose faith is tested when he discovers that his wife Lina is an adulteress. (Web site)

Street Scene

  1. Street Scene is a long and powerful show; opera companies here and abroad have taken it up, to good advantage. (Web site)
  2. Street Scene is a play by Elmer Rice, which opened at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on January 10, 1929 and ran for a total of 601 performances.
  3. Street Scene is a story of love, passion, greed and death on a New York City street. (Web site)
  4. Street Scene is probably one of the greatest overlooked operas around. (Web site)
  5. Street Scene is the third of the four operas in the 2001- 2002 Dicapo Season. (Web site)


  1. Tancredi is a melodrama in two acts to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi.
  2. Tancredi is a hothead who leaves to join Garibaldi, but a realist who returns as a member of the army of the victorious Victor Emmanuel. (Web site)
  3. Tancredi is a knight returning home from a long exile. (Web site)
  4. Tancredi is a real masterpiece and is Rossini through and through with beautiful melodies and intertwined choruses, solos, snd ensembles. (Web site)
  5. Tancredi is a trowser role.

The Barber of Seville

  1. The Barber Of Seville is one of the most famous operas ever written. (Web site)
  2. The Barber of Seville is a comic opera in two Acts by Gioacchino Rossini.
  3. The Barber of Seville is a light-hearted comedy.
  4. The Barber of Seville is a story of a barber named, Figaro in Seville, Spain who is also a match maker, a tailor, and whatever else the town people needed. (Web site)
  5. The Barber of Seville is a theatre play by Beaumarchais, written in 1775, and originally entitled Le Barbier de S--ville in French.

The Old Maid And The Thief

  1. The Old Maid and the Thief is a Menotti opera known far more by its name than from actual performances.
  2. The Old Maid and the Thief is a comic tale of how two conniving love interests make a thief out of and honest man.
  3. The Old Maid and the Thief is a one act opera by Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti , written and premiered in 1939 . (Web site)
  4. The Old Maid and the Thief is a one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti.
  5. The Old Maid and the Thief is a twisted tale of morals and evil womanly power. (Web site)


  1. Tosca is a clinger.
  2. Tosca is a great opera and, yes I admit I always thought that Callas, was the best Tosca, and Ramey the best Scarpia.
  3. Tosca is a nail-biting thriller, tragic love story, and legendary betrayal all in one.
  4. Tosca is a play by Victorien Sardou .It was the basis to the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini .
  5. Tosca is a political thriller in a time of political scandal. (Web site)


  1. TREEMONISHA was written by Scott Joplin in 1911, the first opera composed by an Afro- American. (Web site)
  2. TREEMONISHA is a delightful work for audiences of every age, race, and creed. (Web site)
  3. Treemonisha is a powerful fictional African American heroine who lived during the years shortly after the emancipation of slaves. (Web site)
  4. Treemonisha is a two-hour opera in three acts, with a libretto by the composer.
  5. Treemonisha is a wonderful fictional African American heroine who lived during the years shortly after the emancipation of slaves. (Web site)

Tristan Und Isolde

  1. Tristan und Isolde is a five star opera if there ever was one, but this production is only strong enough to rate four. (Web site)
  2. TRISTAN UND ISOLDE is a very personal artistic expression. (Web site)
  3. Tristan und Isolde is a great favourite of mine and I fully expected to give it 5 stars, but as it progressed my rating went steadily down. (Web site)
  4. Tristan und Isolde is a story of passion, devotion.
  5. Tristan und Isolde is a sublime example of Wagner's aid to progress into Romanticism and leave behind old concepts. (Web site)

A Quiet Place

  1. A Quiet Place is an American opera in three acts, with music by Leonard Bernstein to a libretto by Stephen Wadsworth. (Web site)

Adriana Lecouvreur

  1. CILEA: Adriana Lecouvreur ( Opera Australia, 1984) (NTSC) in quality cd, top classical music compilation.
  2. The concert concluded with two encores &endash; the Ave Maria from Otello, and Adriana Lecouvreur's 'Io son l'umile ancella'.
  3. Last night being la prima of Adriana Lecouvreur at Teatro alla Scala, Opera Chic had to be there. (Web site)

Albion And Albanius

  1. Albion and Albanius was one of the first English operas ( The Siege of Rhodes being considered the first).


  1. Alzira is a fully staged, professional performance with a full orchestra and costumes, and admission is free of charge. (Web site)
  2. Alzira is a product of Verdi 's self-described " galley years," the eighth of his 28 operas.
  3. Alzira is an Inca princess whose lover, Zamaro, is an Indian chief believed to have been killed by the Spaniards.
  4. Alzira is an energetic, vibrant, and rhythmic opera with music very much like that of La Traviata without the elegance and introspection.

Anna Bolena

  1. Anna Bolena is a tragedia lirica , or opera , in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti .
  2. Anna Bolena is part of the standard operatic repertoire.
  3. Anna Bolena is the first of what are known as Donizetti 's "queen" operas, all set during England's Tudor period. (Web site)

Apollo Et Hyacinthus

  1. Apollo et Hyacinthus is a lesser-known work among Mozart’s corpus of vocal music.
  2. Apollo et Hyacinthus is a remarkably mature composition. (Web site)
  3. Apollo et Hyacinthus is an opera , K. 38, written in 1767 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , who was 11 years old at the time.
  4. Apollo et Hyacinthus is an opera, K.38, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1767. (Web site)


  1. Aroldo is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on their earlier collaboration, Stiffelio. (Web site)

Beatrix Cenci

  1. Henze's The Young Lord (1965) and Ginastera's Bomarzo (1964) and Beatrix Cenci (1971) are highly innovative and controversial. (Web site)
  2. He further developed this style in his final opera, Beatrix Cenci, which had its debut in 1971 in Washington, D.C. (Web site)
  3. The opera house's acoustical turn came on Friday, with the premiere of Beatrix Cenci by Argentinian Master Alberto Ginastera.


  1. Belisario is a compact score with much to recommend it. (Web site)
  2. Belisario is a very rare male first name and a very rare surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census). (Web site)
  3. Belisario was a great success when it debuted in 1836 - it ran for 28 consecutive nights.
  4. Belisario was also frequently performed in Germany in the nineteenth century. (Web site)
  5. Belisario was his next opera immediately after Lucia di Lammermoor, and has been overshadowed by it ever since. (Web site)

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