Verdi at 200
Dec 31, 2013 — A beloved conductor made a triumphant return, an opera singer took a stand and Walt Disney was reanimated by Philip Glass. It was quite a year in classical music, which also brought the closing of a prominent opera company and the continued silence of a major orchestra.
Oct 11, 2013 — Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
Oct 10, 2013 — Watch a thrilling and masterful performance for the Verdi bicentennial: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Riccardo Muti, performing in one of the composer's very greatest works, the furious and glorious Requiem.
Oct 10, 2013 — On the bicentennial of the composer's birth, his music seems keenly suited to our triumphs and our failures. His operas may star dukes, prostitutes or court jesters, but they are all packed with vital insights into human nature.
Oct 9, 2013 — Don't know your Traviata from your Trovatore or your Otello from your Aida? Try out this handy cheat sheet — with music — to explore the greatest of Italian composers on the centennial of his birth. Hear his music and learn the unlikely story of his rise from a small town to international renown.
Oct 7, 2013 — To mark the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth, one of today's preeminent sopranos spins her favorite music by the master opera composer — from the emotionally electrifying fourth act of Il trovatore to the tender purity of the "Ave Maria" in Otello.
Oct 5, 2013 — This coming week will mark Italian opera giant Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial. NPR's Arun Rath isn't just a fan of the composer's adaptation of Othello — he says it just might have the edge on the Bard's original.
Oct 4, 2013 — Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.