From rugged individualism to visionary technologies, American opera forges a distinct repertoire.
Talk Like An Opera Geek
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European opera ranged from realistic to unhinged in the 20th century, as composers wrote with freedom and imagination on all sorts of subjects.
Hear opera reinvent itself in the hands of cutting-edge composers facing an uncertain new century.
Hear why these three composers are still superstars in opera houses worldwide.
The "beautiful singing" of the early 1800s marks an appealing milestone in the story of opera.
The excesses of the early 18th century take a decisive hit from a reformer named Gluck.
Opera seria, with its prescribed plots and extravagant music, dominated 18th-century opera.
At the dawn of the 17th century, take a trip through the earliest days of a brand new art form.
Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.
From recitative to cabaletta, we've got the skinny on what's sung when the singer stands alone.