A Brief History of Italian Opera

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

The Italian people have always had a love affair with opera, which has been a part of their life for more than 400 years. This week on Classics for Kids, take a trip through the history of Italian opera.

Music used within the program:

Monteverdi: L’Orfeo

Handel: Guilio Cesare - Da tempeste

Mozart: Don Giovanni – Fin ch’ han dal vino

Rossini: Barber of Seville – Una voce poco fa

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - Sextet

Bellini: Norma - Mira o Norma

Verdi: La Traviata – Sempre Libre

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana – Intermezzo

Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci – Vesta la giubba

Puccini: La Boheme – Musetta’s Waltz

Hosted by:

Naomi Lewin
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