Posts Tagged “Puccini”

Turandot! Turandot! Turandot!
05 03 2022

Turandot! Turandot! Turandot!

I’ve compiled interesting information, audio and video clips for you to explore Turandot in this downloadable cheat sheet. Enjoy!Click to DownloadAbout 15 years ago I set out to learn more about opera. I was intrigued by this world of music, drama,…

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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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Tosca thoughts...
06 19 2015

Tosca thoughts...

This week (June 17-18), we see the anniversary of the historical events which surround the plot of Tosca.This may seem like it makes Tosca a dated opera, as it is so entwined with those specific events (which I still don’t quite get my head around…

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The Louisiana Desert
04 14 2015

The Louisiana Desert

So. I just finished reading Manon Lescaut (the book),and I recommend it. It’s a good story, with more meat to it than can properly get into an opera. However, the character of Manon is really hard to empathize with until the final disaster that d…

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02 12 2015

Make Opera Your Valentine 2015

It’s our third annual challenge to “Make Opera Your Valentine” At Opera Bracelets we say our product is for fun loving, passionate opera fans. As such, I encourage you this Valentine’s Day to share a favorite opera love aria, moment or duet on you…

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