Tag Archive: opera


  Frederica von Stade is  a mezzo-soprano. She has over 60 recordings including full operas.

  Robert Wagner’s Die Meistersinger is a 3 act opera. The opera usually takes four & one half hours.

  Richard Strauss’ beloved comic opera Der Rosenkavalier opened in 1911. The show was a success in 1911  and is a must see today. There have been several versions of the show produced.
 The German spoken in the libretto utilizes the archaic version the nobility spoke plus the more familiar version.

  The opera Ariadne Auf Naxos was originally slated to be 30 minutes but evolved into 90. The play took over 6 hours.

  Anne Sofie von Otter is a mezzo-soprano. She got the Rolf Schock prize in 2003.

  Andrea Bocelli sings Operatic Pop, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening, Classical, and Opera music. He has recorded 7 operas.

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Pat Benatar sings rock, hard rock, pop rock, blues, opera, and New Wave music. She has 4 Grammys and one of the 80s Top Platinum Album Recipients.