Miles Hoffman Tackles Opera Miles Hoffman tackles opera on Coming to Terms later this hour, explaining the differences among grand opera, serious opera, light opera and comic opera. One of the masters of comic opera was Gioachino Rossini. We'll hear the rousing Finale to Act One of his opera "Cinderella," or "La Cenerentola." Riccardo Chailly (shy-YEE) conducts the Communal Theatre Orchestra of Bologna and the soloists are Ceclia Bartoli, William Matteuzzi, Alessandro Corbelli, Enzo Dara, Fernanda Costa and Gloria Banditelli.
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Miles Hoffman Tackles Opera

Miles Hoffman Tackles Opera

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Miles Hoffman tackles opera on Coming to Terms later this hour, explaining the differences among grand opera, serious opera, light opera and comic opera. One of the masters of comic opera was Gioachino Rossini. We'll hear the rousing Finale to Act One of his opera "Cinderella," or "La Cenerentola." Riccardo Chailly (shy-YEE) conducts the Communal Theatre Orchestra of Bologna and the soloists are Ceclia Bartoli, William Matteuzzi, Alessandro Corbelli, Enzo Dara, Fernanda Costa and Gloria Banditelli.