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Ciao, Opera Mavens. The dog days of summer approach...it would be cat-astrophic to miss out on these opera-tunities! OPERA ON THE SPOT www.operaonthespot.com Scenes and Arias – Get ready for a fun, immersive, and unconventional mix of classical and contemporary opera...read more
Ciao, Opera Mavens. The applause for the sextet lasted so long they sang it a second time. Today’s Lucia di Lammermoor from Madrid starred Lisette Oropesa and Xavier Camerena, both in absolutely top form. It’s all available to stream, with English subtitles, on Opera...read more
Ciao Opera Mavens. The 1854 Gounod opera La Nonne Sanglante (The Bloody Nun), June 2018, is available on YouTube. I originally decided to only “sample” this Paris Opera Comique rarity, but could not give it up because of the music. The production is good but very,...read more
Ciao, Opera Mavens! There's not much going on in July so I'm also giving you heads-up on some August & September events. STANFORD CONTINUING EDUCATION https://tinyurl.com/StanfordPuccini2018 An Introduction to Puccini - Join Speight Jenkins for this five-week course...read more
Ciao, Opera Mavens. Summer is bringing a lot of good streams. Check out: For fans of early Verdi: From Wallonie (Liege, Belgium) Macbeth, with Leo Nucci, June 14, 2018. For fans of Berlioz: Also from Wallonie La Damnation de Faust with Paul Groves, Ildebrando...read more