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Halloween Opera!
10 29 2019

Halloween Opera!

Many operas are appropriate for the Halloween season! There are spooky and supernatural subjects aplenty...Don Giovanni - it’s all fun and games and well seduction, rape and murder, until Giovanni and Leporello meet up in a graveyard at night... b…

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World Opera Day 2019
10 22 2019

World Opera Day 2019

It’s World Opera Day (October 25, 2019) and I’m asking you to step up and be an opera ambassador, spreading the joy of opera on this special day! If you have opera loving friends, share this idea and get the love of opera flowing!Being an Opera Am…

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Borrowing
10 08 2019

Borrowing

You probably heard that some music from Puccini’s Fanciulla del West was “borrowed” for the song “Music of the Night” in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera.But Puccini himself was a borrower! The music of Turandot is majestic and romantic. R…

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The Turandot Collection
10 04 2019

The Turandot Collection

When creating story bracelets, for legal reasons, I limit myself to the stories in what is called the public domain to minimize legal complications. Modern day copyright protection generally kicks in for works published after the year 1923. Most…

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Opera Resources
10 01 2019

Opera Resources

As plentiful as opera is, sometimes, if you are not in a big city, opera can be hard to find.So how do you ease your opera cravings or learn more about opera history, singers and more?Live Opera You may or may not have a professional opera co…

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The Lighthouse : Opera, Film, History
09 10 2019

The Lighthouse : Opera, Film, History

You may have heard about how opera has influenced more current popular works such as Rent (inspired by La Boheme) and Miss Saigon (inspired by Madama Butterfly)I thought you might enjoy learning about a more current example that’…

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