San Diego Opera Podcast
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Verdi: The Early Years Nabucco might have been Verdi's first success, but it was his third opera.  What were the first two like?  And how about the two that followed that success in 1842?  Let's explore the operas of Verdi, the early years.
Direct download: November_16_2009_Podcast.mp3
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Making the Case for La Rondine, Puccini's "Operetta"

San Diego Opera is producing the evergreen standard "La boheme" by Puccini, an opera that all opera lovers know and love.  But what about one of his lesser known works?  Not terribly long ago, I discovered "La Rondine" and realize what a get this opera is.  Let me introduce it to you so that you can come to love it as much as I do!

Direct download: November_9_2009.mp3
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Recitative Revisted: Defining Character

Maybe you haven't noticed, but recitative is treated differently in different  eras of opera history.  Earlier operas utilized harpsichord and other keyboard instruments to accompany recitative, later operas used the full orchestra.  But are operatic characters treated differently, even within the same opera?  Let's explore!

Direct download: November_2_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07am PST