Posts tagged ‘cheat sheets’

Cheat Sheet: Anything Goes

Who was the composer? American composer and lyricist Cole Porter was a national treasure by the time he died at age 72, with a swag of…

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Cheat Sheet: La Traviata

A courtesan dying of consumption – can you think of a better subject for an opera?

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Cheat Sheet: Turandot

Famous for the wonderful aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, Turandot has plenty more gorgeous music. Here’s everything you need to know. Who was the composer?  Giacomo Puccini. Born in…

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Cheat sheet: Don Carlos

Everything you need to know about Verdi’s take on the passions of the Spanish royal family. Who was the composer?   Giuseppe Verdi – the most famous…

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Cheat Sheet: Aida on Sydney Harbour

A cheat’s guide to Aida on the Harbour. Who was the composer? Giuseppe Verdi – the most famous of Italian opera composers. Verdi was born in Italy…

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Cheat Sheet: Faust

Who was the composer? Charles-François Gounod, a French composer born in Paris in 1818. He wrote melodies that sound simple and sentimental, (although are often technically…

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Cheat Sheet: Madama Butterfly

A cheat’s guide to the beautiful opera Madama Butterfly.

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