Opera Daily 🎶 — July 31, 2020

Today we’re listening to…“No word from Tom" a soprano aria from Act I of the English opera The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky. Renée Fleming is singing the role of Anne Truelove here and while this role was original written for a slightly lighter voice type, I love Renee’s version. Her voice is so lush with just the right amount of shimmer and drama. While this opera was written in 1951, Stravinsky was influenced by composers like Mozart. If you listen closely to the orchestra you will be able to hear classical elements and more modern elements stitched together to form the neoclassical style that Stravinsky was known for.

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