Saturday, October 11, 2014

Die Walkure

Tonight's opera features nine sisters who usher Norsemen to Valhalla when they die during glorious battle. Here, they prepare and confer on a mountaintop before the battle, and the Flight of Valkyries, begins.

You can listen to Die Walkure here (on the miniplayer) or here (for the general website).

You can read more about the opera here.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Die Tote Stadt

This is Paul, a guy who is kind of crazy, with the shrine he has made to his wife, who is kind of dead. Opera!

You can listen to the recording here.

You can read more about this opera here.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

La Forza del Destino

In this scene of La Forza del Destino, a disguised nobleman and several muleteers meet in the kitchen of a roadside inn.

This beautiful recording features Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, and Sherill Milnes. You can listen here. Read more about the opera here.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Marriage of Figaro

This is Act 2 of the splendid comedy of delightful errors The Marriage of Figaro. In this scene, the countess tries (unsuccessfully) to convince the count that there is a woman, not a man, hiding in her closet. Her maid Susanna hides behind a couch.

Please forgive the photo quality. I am in need of a new camera. 

You can read more about this opera here.

You can listen to the beautiful recording here.

Edit: I added this photo to show the scene from the point of view of Cherubino who is, in fact, hiding in the closet.