In this video performance from 1991, Aprile Millo and Luciano Pavarotti show us how it’s done.
The Italian government hosts a classical music concert: Ricardo Muti performs at the Palazzo di Montecitorio in Rome, Italy, currently the seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
Columbus Symphony and Chorus performs Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Messa da Requiem’ in the Ohio Theatre. The story and inspiration behind this sacred work.
February 10 is the birthday of Leontyne Price. There will never be a voice like this again. It soared, it glittered and it dug itself into your heart.
The Metropolitan Opera’s live HD transmission of their performances, while broadening opera viewership, also introduces a disconnect between audiences members and performers. What gets lost from our remote locations inside a movie theater?
Although ‘Giovanna d’Arco’ (Joan of Arc) was not the most famous of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera’s, the title role was played by some of opera’s greatest voices, including Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi.
The retirement of the autocratic Rudolf Bing as General Manager of Metropolitan Opera in 1972 was the occasion of a huge gala concert at the Metropolitan Opera House
The perfect conductor of Aida balances the massive choral scenes with the drama. Toscanini gives the music its weight while establishing a thrilling momentum, a sense of inevitability to the story.
Set at the court of Philip II of Spain, circa 1563, Verdi’s French Don Carlos is based on Friedrich Schiller’s 1787 Don Karlos, Infant von Spanien.
A friend has sent me a broadcast of Verdi’s “Aida” performed in the Theater an der Wien, in German, as was the custom at the time.