Why Beethoven's Fidelio Speaks to Us Now

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beethoven was never a man of the theater. He struggled to write his first opera against many odds. But Fidelio is worth hearing with fresh ears, writes Midge Woolsey.

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Falstaff: When Verdi Found His Inner Comedian

Monday, July 02, 2012

Verdi's late opera is often described as an "autumnal comedy," reflecting a certain warmth and color that has the flavor of the composer's age and place in life. Find out why.

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Puccini's Il Trittico

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quick: name the three one-act operas included in Puccini’s Il Trittico. Give up? Now is your chance to learn with this, the first of a series of introductions to major operas, hosted by Midge Woolsey.

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