Free LAO Zoom Class / How to Build an Opera

Free LAO Zoom Class / How to Build an Opera

This Week’s Topic – How to Build an Opera: from Overture to Scene For this final session, we will look at the how Rossini and Wagner put their operas together—their distinct approaches to making Cenerentola and Tannhäuser musically coherent—from the...
Free LAO Zoom Class / Bel Canto Dramedy

Free LAO Zoom Class / Bel Canto Dramedy

This Week’s Topic – Bel Canto “Dramedy”: Mixed Musical Styles in Cenerentola By the time he wrote Cenerentola, Rossini had already mastered a wildly successful comic style and had proven his skill at serious opera as well. For Cenerentola, Rossini mixed...