4 Important Historical Moments For Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’

On Feb. 12 Joyce DiDonato adds her name to the pantheon of sopranos who have performed the daunting role of Rossini’s “Semiramide.” DiDonato will premiere a new {…}

On This Day: Religion As Dramatic Structure in Verdi’s ‘Otello’

Verdi’s “Otello” is arguably the greatest opera ever written. Premiering on Feb. 5, 1887 amidst tremendous fanfare and anticipation, Verdi’s second-to-last work was one of {…}

On This Day: 4 Of Our Favorite Philip Glass Compositions In Opera And Film

Philip Glass is one of the most acclaimed composers of our time. The composer’s minimalist approach to composition balances the melodic with the arpeggiated rhythm. Most {…}