Before the Opera

By: Suzanne Whitney Opera has a long and rich history. The history and traditions are fun for those in the know, but can be a barrier to entry for opera newbies. So many questions come up surrounding not just...

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Tosca 101 – Characters and Synopsis

By: Suzanne Whitney “I lived for art. I lived for love.” These famous words of Floria Tosca have endeared her to so many opera lovers over the years. And while Puccini’s Tosca holds many beautiful moments of tenderness, this...

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What Is Opera Buffa?

By: Suzanne Whitney  Opera can be an intimidating genre of music. The performances are long, often sung in a foreign language, and there are so many different terms to learn and remember! Well, we are here to clear things...

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