Online opera guide and synopsis to Korngold’s the dead city

This work belongs to the great operas of the 20th century. Korngold once again evokes the intoxication of late romantic music, narcotic in its opulence and melancholy.

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Opera-inside, Lehar, Land des Lächelns, Synopsis, Handlung

Online opera guide and synopsis to Franz Lehar’s the land of smile

The music that Lehar presents to us in “das Land des Lächelns” (“the Land of Smiles”) is stunning. Lehar himself said of his music that he always sought the melody. And what splendor he offers us in this work! Each of the pieces unfolds an irresistible charm and has become a success story.


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Hänsel und Gretel, Oper, Humperdinck, Handlung, Synopsis

The online opera guide to HÄNSEL UND GRETEL

Humperdinck’s fairytale opera is loved all over the world for its folk music. Hardly any other work of opera literature has been translated into so many languages. The work is one of the most performed operas in the world. Read more

Pagliacci, Leoncavallo, Opera, Synopsis, Vesti la giubba, aria

The online opera guide to PAGLIACCI

Pagliacci was a stroke of genius of youth. Leoncavallo was 33 years old when he composed this masterpiece. He owes his fame to a single work and throughout his life Leoncavallo searched for a second “Pagliacci”. He shared this fate with Pietro Mascagni, who two years earlier wrote the second great work of the verism “Cavalleria rusticana”.

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The online opera guide to MANON

Massenet’s Manon is one of the absolute highlights of French opera. The role of Manon is one of the most impressive role portraits in opera literature. Experience the great wealth of ideas Massenet has composed in it.

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Les contes d'Hoffmann, Offenbach

The online opera guide on LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN

Interesting facts and great YouTube Videos about Jacques Offenbach’s «LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN». Highlights are «Il était une fois à la cour d’Eisenach» with Placido Domingo, «Les oiseaux dans la charmille» with Joan Sutherland and the Barcarolle.
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Cavalleria rusticana, Mascagni

The online opera guide about CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

Interesting facts and great YouTube Videos about Pietro Mascagni’s CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA. Highlights are «Ineggiamo» with Maria Callas«,  Quel vino e generoso » with Franco Corelli and the «Intermezzo».

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