Don Carlo – Giuseppe Verdi

Schedule of other performances around the world Online references on Verdi The dress rehearsal for the premiere performance of Verdi's Don Carlos (the original French version for Paris Opera in  ...

Clara – Robert Convery/Kathleen Cahill

The University of Maryland under the direction of Leon Major has commissioned an engaging new opera by music theater librettist Kathleen Cahill and composer Robert Convery about the life of the extraordinary pianist and composer Clara Schumann. Although Clara is  ...

Manon Lescaut – Giacomo Puccini

The newly renamed Washington National Opera returned to the recently renovated Kennedy Center Opera House with a new production of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, the opera that launched Puccini’s career. With prestigious stars—Veronica Villarroel (Manon), Franco Farina (Des Grieux) and  ...

Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Jacques Offenbach

After a number new or imported productions that have, by and large, been indifferently received, the Royal Opera returns to familiar territory. The late John Schlesinger’s 1980 production of Les Contes D’Hoffmann is sumptuously traditional in style – with  ...

Mazeppa – Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

The Mazeppa Legend in European Romanticism (1974), Hubert F. Babinski Online references on Mazeppa  Vulture, dove, and arrow are the metaphors used in Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s opera Mazeppa to describe three of the central characters.  ...

Eugene Onegin – Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

Online references on Eugene Onegin "Life is not like a novel" is one of the catch phrases of Eugene Onegin, an opera completed in 1878 by composer Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky  ...

Lady Macbeth of  Mtsensk – Dmitri Shostakovich

the short story on which the opera is based Premiered in Leningrad in 1934, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk achieved considerable initial success, but just two years later (after Stalin attended a performance) it was denounced in Pravda, its heroine  ...