La Cenerentola, which premiered at Rome’s Teatro Valle in 1817, is one of Gioachino Rossini’s (1792-1868) three most popular operas, alongside Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816) and L’italiana in Algeri (1813), all three of which are comedies. However, Cenerentola also contains more sentimental elements. At that time operas that contained a mix of comedy and […]
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) is a somewhat underappreciated composer, along with Donizetti and Bellini, he forms a trio of the most famous composers of the Italian Bel Canto school of the early 18th century.
Gioachino Rossini’s take on Cinderella is a little bit jarring at first. It’s lacking several of the elements that we traditionally associate with the Cinderella story.
Outdoor Activities & Living Room Opera Unite! Bring your own maps or bread crumbs as Opera Company of Brooklyn presents ‘A Day of Hansel and Gretel,’ this Saturday, July 9th.Explore Manhattan’s last natural forest, Inwood Hill Park, located at the island’s farthest northwest scenic tip where the Hudson and Harlem Rivers meet. At 7PM, hear […]
The Medium was Gian Carlo Menotti’s (1911-2007) first international success. It was commissioned by the Alice M. Ditson Fund, and premiered on Broadway in 1947. The piece is short, only an hour long, but it’s an amazing psychological thriller. It tells the story of Madame Flora, a phony psychic driven insane by her first real […]