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 {…}

On This Day: The Labryinthine History of ‘Boris Godunov’

The history of Mussorgsky’s famed “Boris Godunov” is quite extensive with many comparing it to Verdi’s “Don Carlo” in terms of its numerous versions. The truth is that {…}

On This Day: Sopranos Who Have Conquered Mozart’s ‘Così Fan Tutte’ and Strauss’ ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

On Jan. 26 two operas had their premieres and are now part of the standard repertoire.  The first opera was Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte” in 1790 and the second was Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” in 1911. Both operas are from different periods and completely different in style, but they have one in common. Many Mozartian singers who take on one opera, wind {…}

On This Day: Marcelo Giordani’s Essential Recordings As the Tenor Turns 54

For decades Marcello Giordani was a fixture at the Metropolitan Opera, taking on many of the classics of the operatic canon as well as some lesser known works. He made his debut {…}