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December 11, 2005 10:05 AM   Subscribe

Opera Guide: the Virtual Opera House. Cast information, synopses and libretti of the main operatic repertoire.
posted by matteo (7 comments total)

 
in the main link, Verdi.

Puccini is here.

among other small gems, Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur
posted by matteo at 10:09 AM on December 11, 2005


Nice link.

Just don't forget that beyond all the details, it's the incredible emotional power of the music and performance itself that makes opera so great.
posted by HTuttle at 10:18 AM on December 11, 2005


Very nice, thanks! And I had completely forgotten about Musipedia's cool tune search feature, so thanks again!
posted by trip and a half at 10:31 AM on December 11, 2005


matteo, this is a really comprehensive collection, and has great potential. If you can't find what you are looking for on Opera Guide, I also suggest:

1. OperaBase for current performances, performer's websites, operahouses, and festivals.
2. OperaGlass for libretti.
3. MET Opera's Broadcast Guide, which has inclusive information (but unfortunately for only the operas that are being broadcast the current season).
posted by naxosaxur at 12:31 PM on December 11, 2005


This is grate matteo, thanks. Only wish it would have Salome which I'm seeing in a couple of weeks.
posted by keijo at 1:10 PM on December 11, 2005


Keijo, the libretto Strauss used for Salomé is based closely on the text of Oscar Wilde's play (translated into German). Essay here, synopsis here.
posted by Pallas Athena at 6:09 AM on December 12, 2005


Thank you for the links.

Also - Operacast for operas from European radio.
posted by Eyebeams at 6:40 AM on December 12, 2005


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