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Rigoletto at the Bolshoi

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Opéra national du Rhin (Strasburg), Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie (Belgium), Grand Théâtre de Genève and Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Coproduction

Premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre on 14 December 2014… 776 more words


"Nabucco" performed by the Israeli Opera


Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi’s “Jewish” opera showcases who destroys the temple in Jerusalem and exiles the Israelites to Babylon where they sing the immortal slave chorus. 1,868 more words


Days of Art - #40: Musicals

On this day, 12 March, in 1857, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, “Simon Boccanegra” opened in Venice, Italy.

One hundred thirty years later, on 12 March 1987, “ 65 more words

100 Days Of Art

March 4 ~ Today in Music History

. 1678 ~ Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian baroque composer. The creator of hundreds of spirited, extroverted instrumental works, Vivaldi is widely recognized as the master of the Baroque instrumental concerto, which he perfected and popularized perhaps more than any of his contemporaries. 779 more words


A Night At the Opera: La Traviata at the ENO

This week I was invited to attend the opera. This is not something that happens to me a lot. In fact, I think I have been to an opera only once before in my life – a powerful rendition of Carmen in a beautifully frescoed church in Florence. 1,175 more words


Veni, Vidi, Verdi

(Editor’s Note: Care to hear about Verdi’s Requiem that was recently performed in Bombay, by an ardent fan who is not a  silver-haired British person, who will make a compelling argument for Verdi and, at the same time, give you supplementary Youtube videos, to boot? 1,342 more words

reality (a quote from Verdi)

It may be a good thing to copy reality; but to invent reality is much, much better. –Giuseppe Verdi