Category: Opera

Friday | Jan 27, 2017

Così fan tutte – Conductor’s Notes

New Year’s Eve in Vienna! Those very words evoke images and feelings of urbane pleasure and benign hedonism soaked in the soothingly cheerful tonic of… Read More

Wednesday | Jan 25, 2017

Did You Know … Cosi fan tutte edition

1. Apparently Mozart had an extreme dislike for the soprano Adriana Ferrarese del Bene, for whom the role of Fiordiligi was first created. She had… Read More

Saturday | Sep 26, 2015


Top 100 Figaro’s entrance aria, “Largo al factotum,” has largely become the defining example of the operatic genre thanks to the memorable repetitions of the… Read More

Friday | Sep 25, 2015

Get to know The Barber of Seville: Gioachino Rossini

The Man Born to two musicians in 1792, Gioachino Rossini was easily able to immerse himself in learning about music and theatre from a very… Read More

Wednesday | Apr 01, 2015

Guest Blogger Hal France on Getting to Know Fidelio

It is with pleasure I join in this spring and share a few thoughts on the coming production directed by Michael Shell, conducted by Nicholas… Read More


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