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La Traviata, Realism, and Marginality

Posted by Ross Hagen in Online Learning

La Traviata is often cited as a progressive development in opera because it is concerned with portraying realistic stories of everyday people as opposed to mythical allegories that reflected the values and social position of the elite classes. However, the realism of La Traviata is…

La Traviata, A highlight reel

Posted by Ross Hagen in Online Learning

In this page, we have a sort of “highlight reel” of notable moments from La Traviata. I have compiled these from a 2005 production by the Salzburg Opera that is freely available on Youtube in high resolution with English subtitles. Each link will have a…

La Traviata, Glossary and Works Cited

Posted by Ross Hagen in Online Learning

Aria: a solo scene in an opera in which a character expresses inner feelings to the audience, roughly analogous to the Shakespearean soliloquy Brindisi: a drinking song, typically introduced as a toast by one character Cabaletta: the fast final part of a solo scene or…

Luke Howard Biography

Posted by Opera Gal in Program Notes

Dr. Howard began his formal music studies in Sydney, Australia, where he received the Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in piano.  He then earned a Master of Arts in Musicology from BYU in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University…

Symbolism, Themes, and Criticisms

Posted by Luke Howard in Program Notes

It’s not easy to tease out the symbolism and themes of The Magic Flute in their entirety because they will resonate differently with each viewer. They are interconnected, complex, and dependent on context and individual experience for their interpretations. But some overarching themes do rise…