The voice is the oldest of all musical instruments (although some might say that singing predates even the spoken word). Yet the context in which it is…
Today we are listening to Mosè in Egitto by Gioachino Rossini. The opera premiered in 1818 at Teatro San Carlo in Naples. Set in ancient Egypt, it is…
Today we will take it easy and listen to the “Baïlèro” from Chants d'Auvergne (Songs of the Auvergne) — a collection of folk songs by Joseph…
Today we’re bringing back one of Verdi’s most divisive operas. Many fans consider it among his greatest works, while others find it tedious. The plot is…
Today we are going back to 17th-century England.Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell’s first (and only) opera and contains Dido’s aria “When I am laid in…
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Let's talk: Why do you think opera isn't as popular as it use to be? Is it just the US? I'll go first to get us started…. New forms of entertainment have replaced opera (too many "easy" things to compete with) Lack of music educatio…
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