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Tag Archives: “A Night at the Opera: An Irreverent Guide to the Plots the Singers the Composers the Recordings” Denis Forman

FAMILIAR OPERA SETTNGS

SETTINGS FOR SCENES of an opera are contained in its libretto, “booklet” in Italian. Many librettists offer extreme detail; others give no more than suggestions. Here are tidbits about three … Continue reading

August 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

PUCCINI’S WORLD TOUR PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE began Puccini’s World Tour in Nagasaki, Japan. Today, it’s in California during the Gold Rush and Peking, China, in a Middle Age fairyland. La Fanciulla del West, The … Continue reading

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

PUCCINI’S WORLD TOUR PART 1

RICHARD WAGNER VISITED the underworld Nibelheim and the upperworld Valhalla in his epic Ring Cycle, but a much more practical world tour is offered by Giacomo Puccini in his Madama … Continue reading

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment