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April 11, 2021 57 min
OFA 51 I Lombardi. (Italians in the first Crusade.) A complicated plot with many conspiracies, leading to final redemption. Good arias (it is by Verdi after all) ,rousing choruses and marches with a stage band. The chorus "O Signore, dal tetto natio" is deservedly popular.
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"In Donizetti's opera, Lucrezia follows a young man, while her husband spies on her and eventually kills him, without realizing the young man was Lucrezia's son"
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March 7, 2021 57 min
Verdi's Otello Shakespeare's tragedy set to music equal to words. One of opera's great love duets and Desdemona's Ave Maria are among the highlights.
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February 28, 2021 58 min
Vincenzo Bellini's Norma is considered to be the most taxing roles in the soprano repertoire, lending satisfaction and prestige to those who achieved its rendition. In the 1950's, the role of Norma was the calling card of the great soprano MARIA CALLAS, followed by the interpretation of others like Joan Sutherland, Monserrat Caballe, Beverly Sills and others more recently.
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February 8, 2021 57 min
Franz Lehar: The Merry Widow. An operetta about a rich widow who wants to rekindle an old love affair with a handsome guards officer. After the usually bumps in the road, love conquers all against a background of some very familiar waltzes and the guardsman/s famous salute to all dancing girls at Maxim's cafe.
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February 3, 2021 55 min
"In Verdi's Ernani, the beautiful Elvira is being forced to marry her uncle, but she loves Ernani. The plot thickens when Carlo, the King of Spain is also in love with her."
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January 11, 2021 57 min
Idomeneo. Mozart's first mature opera about the travails of a Greek ruler who Neptune saves in a storm at sea. In exchange the God demands the sacrifice of the first person he encounters upon landing who turns out to be his son. Performed in English.
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Opera for all presents the splendor of Viena and its waltzes with the opera DER ROSENKAVALIER, {The night of the Rose} by Richard STRAUSS
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December 14, 2020 57 min
A mysterious stranger must answer three riddles to win the Princess of China in marriage. Should he fail, the penalty is death. Puccini's last opera, featuring the famous aria Nessun Dorma,Luciano Pavarotti's calling-card.
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December 7, 2020 57 min
XAVIER MONTSALVAGE'S opera EL GATO CON BOTAS, in English PUSS'N BOOTS is a delightful children's opera based in the famous children book.
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The Golden Cockerel. A satire about a stupid Czar and his downfall. Filled with gorgeous Rimsky-Korsakov oriental music, like his Scherhazade. Highlights include a famous coloratura aria (Hymn to the Sun) and a scary wedding march.
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November 2, 2020 58 min
In Massenet's opera "THAIS", the monk Athanael tries to convert the courtesan Thais. While she repents her sinful life and accepts God in the famous "Meditation", Athanael sinfully begins to lust for her."
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October 12, 2020 57 min
Two officers are engaged to two sisters. The boys take a bet that their fiancées will remain faithful. They pretend to leave on assignment, assume disguises and pay court to each other's intended. Will the girls give in? Performed in English, you maybe surprised and even disturbed by the outcome, but Mozart's music is hard to resist
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October 5, 2020 58 min
Rossini's comic opera "L'Italiana in Algieri" presents Isabella, the Italian girl who travels to Algiers to look for her boyfriend Lindoro who has been kidnapped by theTurkish Bey Mustafa
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September 13, 2020 57 min
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September 6, 2020 57 min
Set during the French Revolution, Umberto Giordano's opera ANDREA CHENIER presents a love triangle in the verismo style. The most famous aria of this opera "LA MAMMA MORTA" was inmortalized by Maria Callas in the film PHILADELPHIA with Tom Hanks
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August 10, 2020 57 min
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August 4, 2020 57 min
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July 13, 2020 57 min
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July 13, 2020 25 min
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