Posts tagged ‘verdi’

Getting to know the music of Rigoletto

Setting the scene (The Orchestra) The prelude is everything that Rigoletto will be: dark, moody, tragic. A solo trumpet plays a repeated C and the brass…

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Weekly round-up: Sex, violence and real-life tragedies – do they have a place in modern opera?

Opera on television, a critical smack-down for modern opera and a little Verdi for the composer’s 200th anniversary. For the Diary AUSTRALIAN readers have their Sunday…

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