Opera

 

opera

Scene from Harrison Birtwistle’s “The Minotaur”

What is Opera?

History of Opera

What is a Librettist?

A List of 50 Great Operas

What is an Aria?

What is a Recitative?

Aside: My Master’s degree was focused on the music of Carl Orff, specifically his music for children. I know you’ve heard the selection in this video by Orff.

 

Full Operas

orfeo

“L’Orfeo”

  Monteverdi

   L’Orfeo  – Synopsis

  Mozart

"Don Giovanni"

“Don Giovanni”

   Don Giovanni  – Synopsis

   Marriage of Figaro  – Synopsis

   The Magic Flute   –  Synopsis

aida

“Aida”

  Verdi

   Aida  –  Synopsis

   La Traviata  –    Synopsis

  Puccini

   La Boehme  –  Synopsis

   Madame Butterfly  – Synopsis

 Wagner

Das Rheingold  –  Synopsis

"Das Rheingold"

“Das Rheingold”

Bizet

Carmen  –  Synopsis

60 Modern Operas to Consider

Operas Written in the 21st Century

 

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