Many 19th century overtures became far more popular than the works they introduced—for example, when’s the last time you saw a Franz Suppé operetta? “Trove Thursday” has resurrected one such rarity: Hérold’s Zampa, ou La fiancée de marbre performed by Les Arts Florissants, conducted by William Christie with Richard Troxell in the title role and Patricia Petibon as Camille (!). Read more »
Born on this day in 1918 composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. Read more »
Here’s a tease of Anna Netrebko‘s “In questa reggia,.”
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Idomeneo proved enormously moving while a much more complicated Così fan Tutte went for shallow romantic hijinks stripping that work of its darkly ambiguous disturbing view of love.
dell’ arte Opera Ensemble continued its exploration of love and money by mounting Massenet’s Manon