Talk Like An Opera Geek
Nov 27, 2012 — Hear a celebrated mezzo-soprano sing an aria from her exceptional new recording of Baroque opera selections, ranging from Handel and Haydn to nearly forgotten — but fiery and fabulous — arias by composers including Orlandini and Giacomelli.
May 9, 2012 — From rugged individualism to visionary technologies, American opera forges a distinct repertoire.
Apr 25, 2012 — European opera ranged from realistic to unhinged in the 20th century, as composers wrote with freedom and imagination on all sorts of subjects.
Apr 18, 2012 — Hear opera reinvent itself in the hands of cutting-edge composers facing an uncertain new century.
Apr 11, 2012 — Hear why these three composers are still superstars in opera houses worldwide.
Mar 28, 2012 — The "beautiful singing" of the early 1800s marks an appealing milestone in the story of opera.
Mar 8, 2012 — The excesses of the early 18th century take a decisive hit from a reformer named Gluck.
Feb 29, 2012 — Opera seria, with its prescribed plots and extravagant music, dominated 18th-century opera.
Feb 22, 2012 — At the dawn of the 17th century, take a trip through the earliest days of a brand new art form.
Feb 1, 2012 — Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.