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Mozart To Rossini by Luca

After Gluck the first great name is that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Haydn had indeed written a number of operas, but they were, in the main, light in character and exercised no influence what-ever on the development of the form. At the age of twelve, Mozart had composed two operas, but the first to […]

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Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 – May 25, 1981) – Soprano – “Tu che invoco” (without the cabaletta) – “La Vestale” – G. Spontini by Luca

Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 – May 25, 1981) – Soprano – “Tu che invoco” (without the cabaletta) – “La Vestale” – G. Spontini. Recording of May 1926. ‘A Freak of Nature’ – By TERRY TEACHOUT. Opera buffs like a good scrap almost as much as a good show, but when it comes to Rosa […]

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Maria Callas – “O Nume Tutelar” – “La Vestale” – Gaspare Spontini (14 November 1774 – 24 January 1851). by Luca

Maria Callas – “O Nume Tutelar” – “La Vestale” – Gaspare Spontini (14 November 1774 – 24 January 1851). Studio recording EMI 1958 . Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano – Conductor M.° Tullio Serafin. The production of Spontini’s La vestale that opened La Scala’s 1954–55 season marked the first collaboration between Maria Callas […]

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Unlocking Magic Flute’s Mysteries. by Peter G. Davis by Luca

Although among the most popular and instantly enjoyable operas in the repertory, Mozart’s The Magic Flute tends to baffle those who expect an opera plot to unfold with orderly consistency—like Puccini’s La Bohème, for example, a poignant love story told with economy, clarity, and no fancy pretenses. The Magic Flute, on the other hand, can […]

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