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Opera

Classical music meets theatre and song.



Themes related to Opera include

female vocals,   singing ,   music lessons.



recent Opera posts


Danielle de Niese: Handel Arias

Soprano Danielle de Niese singing Handel and brief interview. Soprano Danielle de Niese showcases her Decca debut album 'Handel Arias' in this exclusive video performance and interview. Danielle de Niese singing one of my favourite operatic songs Danielle de Niese sings "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Handel's Rinaldo.  Compare to, or just plain enjoy, another sopranos interpretation of

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female vocals, music, opera, singing, soprano, video,
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Soprano Joyce DiDonato - War and Peace project

The lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is especially well known for her performances of Handel and Mozart. I was 'educated' about Joyce this past week (21st November) by an excellent program on Radio 3 hosted by Sean Rafferty. The good news is ... the program is still available on catch-up for a month. The program features live interview with Joyce DiDonato, and 3 recordings

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female vocals, music, opera, popular, singing, soprano, video,
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Handel – Chi sprezzando il sommo bene Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Video with the vocal score, for fans of Handel :) Handel - Chi sprezzando il sommo bene  It's a treat to have a bass solo by Dmitri Hvorostovsky :) and more>  Netrebko and Hvorostovsky Live from Red Square, Moscow Anna Netrebko and Dimitri Hvorostovsky in Moscow:

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Anna Netrebko, baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, female vocals, music, opera, singing, soprano, video,
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The Best of Italian Opera

Fair condition vinyl LP, but the LP sleeve shows its age ... 1. La Traviata, opera: Libiamo, libiamo 2. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile 3. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Una voce poco fà 4. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina 5. Rigoletto, opera: Gualtier maldé Caro nome 6. Il Trovatore, opera: Vedi! le fosche (Anvil Chorus) 7. Il Trovatore, opera: Il

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classical music, Italy, music, opera, vinyl LPs,
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Young Maria Callas Bruno Tosi

A biography of Maria Callas' early life. Bruno Tosi is president of the Maria Callas International Association. This is an extraordinary journey through the life of La Divina, an account of Maria Callas' early years. The heart of the book is her unpublished diary which is full of a young woman's dreams. It is complemented by reminiscences of friends who knew her well, and wrote

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biography, books, dreams, female vocals, Maria Callas, opera, singing, soprano,
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The Very Best of Maria Callas CD

Full title : The Very Best of Maria Callas [Original recording remastered] At $7.99 (less than half price) at Amazon, this CD is such a bargain for opera lovers. Typical review: There has never, ever been a singer, whether popular or classical, who can even begin to approach the profound depths of Callas' musical consciousness and genius... She said many times "It is not enough

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CDs, female vocals, Maria Callas, music, opera, singing, soprano,
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Maria Callas: The Scala Years

A biography of Maria Callas covering her time with La Scala opera, by Vittoria Crespi Morbio.  Imprint: Umberto Allemandi & Co; 160 pages with 94 black and white photos and 48 in colour.  ISBN 10: 8842215600  Publisher: Umberto Allemandi & Co  Publication Date: 15/02/2008  Maria Callas (1923-1977) sang on the stage of La Scala for thirteen years. She made her debute in 1950 with Verdi's "

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biography, books, female vocals, Maria Callas, music, opera, photos, singing, soprano,
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Judith Weir - composer

I've been fascinated by Judith's work since first hearing about her on Radio 3. Today's press says she is to become the next master of Queen's music though she might prefer Mistress to Master. It is the musical equivalent of the Poet Laureate. It is pleasing to see a woman gaining such a prestigious post, though her existing role as composer, collaborating with ... Judith Weir has written music

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contemporary composers, flute, gardens, Judith Weir, music, opera, piano, solar, video,
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Maria Callas – Otello: Ave Maria

Irreplaceable classical music soprano Maria Callas sings Ave Maria from Otello. Maria Callas - Otello: Ave Maria video opera by Verdi, (1887). I bet Lord D's ancestors were present ... Ave Maria is sung by Desdemona, Otello's wife, in act 4. lyrics Ave Maria, Desdemona's aria from Otello Ave Maria, piena di grazia, eletta Fra le spose e le vergini sei tu, Sia benedetto il frutto, o

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classical music, lyrics, Maria Callas, music, opera, photos, popular, singing, soprano, video,
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