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Opera to the People–Bravo!

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Jim shared this video link on NCOpera today and I just had to put it on the Home page — it is so so — well, es magnifico! On this grey January day, this has got to be the coolest place on the internet! Shot in a farmer’s market in Valencia last November, Verdi’s Traviata truly shows the power of beauty to lift the spirit. Just fabulous, fabulous! Make sure you watch the whole thing and in particular, look at the people’s reactions, their dancing, their spirits soaring!

Bravo! Bravo!

Written by Darla

January 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Posted in Music, Verdi

Not One Extra Note

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Rigoletto…it’s the perfect opera for opera newbies. It’s easy to get Rigoletto. It has all the elements of great opera: amazing music; a compelling edge-of-seat story; great roles for soprano, mezzo-sops, tenors, baritone, bass and a chorus; cool sets and costumes. And not one extra note.

Opera in the Triangle finished strong in 2009 with Verdi’s Rigoletto performed in October by the Opera Company of North Carolina. Music lovers and opera aficionados had no trouble dubbing it a masterpiece. Read one review here.

Written by Darla

November 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm