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Verdi Bicentennial: Two Unforgettable Tunes

nabucco la scala
Nabucco is a hit in Italy
August 26, 2013

There is one chorus that made the early career of Giuseppe Verdi.

Requiem for Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
June 10, 2013

A memorial to the composer Rossini never saw the light of day. Find out why.

What to Expect in 2013

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Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and Peter Pears (1910-1986) buried side by side in the Aldeburgh Parish Cemetery. A marriage begun in 1933.
27, 2012

Three great composers celebrate significant birthdays in 2013. It will be a splendid year for music.

OSU Alumna Eugenie Grunewald Puts Drama in Columbus Opera

18, 2012

International operatic mezzo-soprano and Ohio State University alumna Eugenie Grunewald returns to Columbus this week to serve as artistic consultant for Opera Project Columbus’ production of “A Taste of Opera: Scenes from Opera’s Best.” Performances Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at Gray Chapel on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Opera at the Vegetable Stand

18, 2011

It started out like an ordinary November day at the Central Market in Valencia, Spain. Fruit and vegetable vendors displayed their wares and rang up customers at cash registers, and customers ambled though, picking up brightly hued produce for the day’s meals. But then a fruit vendor broke out in song to the accompaniment of [...]

Verdi’s Casa di Riposo and ‘Tosca’s Kiss’

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The Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, completed under the composer's supervision in 1896
November 10, 2011

Il bacio di Tosca-Tosca’s Kiss is a film made in 1985 at the Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi, established by the composer at the end of his life as a rest home for musicians.

Viva Verdi!

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
October 10, 2011

The birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, 198 years old on October 10!

Met Opera Announces Summer HD Encore Performances

anna netrebko as norina in donizetti's don pasquale
Anna Netrebko as Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale at the Metropolitan Opera in October 2010.
24, 2011

New York’s Metropolitan Opera has announced summer encore screenings of six of their HD transmissions from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Classical Haiku: Richard Wagner

April 28, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Richard Wagner, whose music dramas might be a bit much, but only too much of a good thing.

Classical Haiku: Giuseppe Verdi

April 27, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku celebrates Verdi’s flair for the dramatic, still writ large on the great stages of the world.