Artist Of The Week: Marina Rebeka Sings Her First Staged ‘Maria Stuarda’

Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” is one of the prima donna assoluta roles in the repertoire and one of the most difficult in Bel Canto. This week Marina Rebeka {…}

Thaïs’ Meditation As Interpreted By Some of the Greatest Violinists in History

Massenet’s “Thaïs” is a beautiful feat of musical drama. The opera, which premiered on March 16, 1894, is rich in its character development and Massenet’s own development {…}

5 Major Differences Between Both Versions of Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’

On March 14, 1847, Giuseppe Verdi premiered his version of “Macbeth” to roaring disapproval. It would take another two decades to premiere an updated version of an opera he {…}