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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

Wednesday | Jan 20, 2016

The Girl of the Golden West based on a play by David Belasco

About Belasco Nicknamed the “Bishop of Broadway” due to his conservative and clerical appearance, David Belasco was an American theatrical producer, director and playwright responsible… Read More

Monday | Jan 11, 2016

La fanciulla del West: The Girl of the Golden West

In Short Gun-totin’ barmaid Minnie fights for true love in Puccini’s “spaghetti western” opera, making her mark on a gold-rush California town with a rifle,… Read More



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