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Exciting Lucia Streamed from Madrid

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...

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A Gounod Rarity and Kaufmann Parsifal

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,...

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Classes, Workshops, & Lectures – July 2018

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...

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Check Out These Exciting New Streams

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...

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