Jan19

Opera Explained: Doubling Roles

By: Jennifer Colgan Why do we double roles? Have you ever been enjoying a night at the theater or opera, and seen the same artist in multiple roles? It’s more common than you think. The reasons this happens are...

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Nov4

During the Opera

By: Angelica DiIorio You bought tickets, found parking, and made it through the line. Now is your time to simply enjoy the opera! But wait, you might have a couple of questions before you can fully sit back and...

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Sep29

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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Sep1

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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May26

Opera Explained: What Is an Aria?

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

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Dec21

Opera Explained: What is Tempo?

Opera Explained: What is Tempo? By: Suzanne Whitney I fell in love with opera as a middle school student on a school trip to see Madama Butterfly. I was the only student bouncing with excitement on the way to...

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May6

Opera Explained: Recitative

Opera Explained: Recitative By Isaiah Feken, Opera Colorado Baritone Artist in Residence As an opera singer, I believe I should act as an ambassador, or as I often joke, a proselytizer for the genre. Over the years I have...

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