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New York Opera Exchange gets Così with technology

By setting Così fan tutte in contemporary society, the New York Opera Exchange revitalizes the universal themes of love and fidelity in Mozart’s popular 1790 opera with the frothy story line and the lush music. Their production directed by Cameron J. … Continue reading

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for Mozart’s birthday, I’m putting on a few airs

Wolfgang Amadeus [Amadé] Mozart was born today,  January 27, 1756, in  Salzburg, Austria. “Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music,” Tchaikovsky said. And of course, he was just one of many … Continue reading

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‘1003 in Spain alone. Boy, and I thought I had a misspent youth!’

(As part of the run-up to Mozart’s birthday tomorrow, I am delighted to share with you some reflections on Don Giovanni in today’s guest post from the esteemed Stephen Llewellyn, aka Operaman entitled “1003 in Spain alone. Boy, and I … Continue reading

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100 greatest operas . . . really?

Couldn’t resist posting this list I found (in cyberspace) of the 100 greatest operas ever written. What do you think about this list? How did the list maker do? Any work missing, in your estimation? Does Wagner deserve the top … Continue reading

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let’s get Così, shall we?

Today marks the anniversary of the premiere of Così fan tutte (Thus Do All Women or The School for Lovers) in 1790, in Vienna with Mozart himself conducting.    Talk about a hot ticket at the beautiful Burgtheatre!    Okay, fast forward 221 years. … Continue reading

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