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Offline MariaCallasFan

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Opera appriciaition
« on: September 30, 2012, 01:34:57 AM »
As a newbie to opera can anyone suggest how I can learn more.  I am going to my first performance in November "Cavalero Rustican" I love Maria Callas & Angela Ghergiou.

Offline mc ukrneal

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Re: Opera appriciaition
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 04:58:07 AM »
How exciting! Cavalleria rusticana is one of the most well known verisimo operas, which you can read about here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verismo. You can also read about the opera (and the composer) on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalleria_rusticana. The libretto is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14370

I think listening or watching the opera is helpful before you go. But at a minimum, I would read a plot summary. The more you can follow what is going on, the more you will enjoy it I think.
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