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The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning

OBERTO CONTE DI SAN BONIFACIO         Teatro alla Scala, Milan;   November 17,  1839. UN GIORNO DI REGNO                                  Teatro alla Scala, Milan;   September 5,  1840. (IL FINTO STANISLAO                     Teatro San Benedetto, Venice;  1845.) NABUCODONOSOR                                        Teatro alla Scala, Milan;  March 9,  1842. I LOMBARDI ALLA PRIMA CROCIATA       Teatro…

Aìda –  For the reader

Posted by Utah Opera in Aida, Online Learning, Productions

Budden, Julian                                  Budden’s 3-volume study of the operas of Verdi is definitive.     His discussion of Aïda, sometimes a bit technical for the non-musician, is in the third volume. Busch, Hans                                        Verdi’s Aïda: The History of an Opera in Letters and Documents is a collection of…

Tosca: Director’s Notes

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Productions, Tosca

When asked to write notes, directors usually comment on their concept or “take” on the piece. I am not shy about re-thinking the time or place of an opera to provide a fresh way of experiencing a work, but Puccini’s masterpiece needs no such re-thinking. The story, based on a…