Bows and arias Bows and arias

Whenever opera-lovers are canvassed about what neglected operas they hunger to see revived, the resulting lists inevitably feature a goodly number of grand operas, those once wildly popular monstrosities–particularly by Meyerbeer–written primarily for Paris in the mid-19th century.

on December 08, 2014 at 3:09 PM
Swiss you were here Swiss you were here

The Pierre Audi production of Guillaume Tell has opened at De Nederlandse Opera.

on January 30, 2013 at 1:49 AM
Happy Leap Day! Happy Leap Day!

YouTube yourselves into frenzy, cher public!

on February 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Oh, Rossini, Rossini! You mad, adorable fool! What power could you find in the theaters of Paris to keep you from Neapolitan arms? If you are fond of Rossini (or any other major composer), you will want to collect the whole set. Each piece of the jigsaw adds detail to the picture, but there are…

on December 02, 2011 at 3:35 PM

From the Vienna State Opera in January 1988, the first part of the Rossini opera you, cher public, chose: Il viaggio a Reims. Among the all-star cast in this episode of Unnatural Acts of Opera:

on February 27, 2008 at 9:44 PM

The cher public have spoken, and their chosen Rossini oeuvre, to be featured on the next Unnatural Acts of Opera, is…

on February 26, 2008 at 5:32 PM

Here’s a snapshot of the current Unnatural Acts of Opera poll:

on February 25, 2008 at 12:16 AM

The solution to the “D’amor al dolce impero” quiz … Maria Callas Renata Scotto Katia Ricciarrelli Christina Deutekom Adelaide Negri Renee Fleming Jennifer Larmore Christine Weidinger Nelly Miricioiu Maja Tabatadze Cecilia Gasdia Montserrat Caballe

on February 23, 2008 at 1:20 AM

Faust (Gounod) Acts 4 and 5 Since our this podcast completes our series of Faust episodes, La Cieca needs to decide which work should be featured next on “Unnatural Acts of Opera.” Your doyenne has narrowed the selection down to five works of maestro Rossini, and now it’s up to you, cher public, to tell…

on February 22, 2008 at 11:19 PM