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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Apr15

Opera Explained: Voice Types

By Kelly Maxwell INTRODUCING OPERA EXPLAINED! At first, it may seem silly or frivolous to write about opera in these weird and unprecedented times. Opera certainly isn’t an N95 mask or a surgical gown, capable of literally saving a...

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