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Wednesday | Mar 16, 2016

Meet Somnus

Also known by his Greek name, Hypnos, the god Somnus is the embodiment of sleep. His mother is Nyx, goddess of night, his father Erebus,… Read More

Wednesday | Mar 09, 2016

Meet Juno, or rather, Hera

The Juno of Handel’s Semele is best considered as the ancient Greek goddess Hera. As the Greek and Roman cultures came into contact with one… Read More

Friday | Mar 04, 2016

Meet Jupiter, that is, Zeus

Although referenced as Jupiter in Handel’s Semele, the character should properly be called Zeus, the Greek god affiliated with Roman Jupiter due to the adoptive nature… Read More

Thursday | Feb 25, 2016

George Frideric Handel’s Semele

In Short A forbidden tryst between god and mortal attracts the attention of Juno, who sets about to teach her unfaithful husband, Jupiter, and human… Read More

Thursday | Jan 28, 2016

Opera in the Wild West

Opera Trivia Although Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West (La fanciulla del West) is clearly set in the American West, replete with sheriffs and… Read More

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