Light up my Rameau Light up my Rameau

For those who complain (not entirely unfairly) that Handel operas are “just a string of da capo arias,” I sometimes mutter to myself, “Have they ever tried Rameau?”

on March 25, 2022 at 10:23 AM
Myth opportunity Myth opportunity

America hasn’t exactly been vigorous about commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau.

on October 10, 2014 at 1:18 PM
Platée du jour Platée du jour

What must have raced through the mind of the none-too-comely Spanish Infanta when she learned that the opera to be performed during the celebrations for her 1745 wedding to the French Dauphin revolved around the comeuppance of an ugly yet vain water nymph tricked into believing Jupiter was her ardent suitor?

on April 03, 2014 at 2:03 PM