Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Anna Bolena Reminiscence of Loyalty through Opera

    The lyric tragedy Anna Bolena is a two–act Italian opera composed by Gaetano Donizetti on an Italian libretto by Felice Romani. The opera’s libretto was largely based on two plays with accounts of the life and times of Queen Anne Boleyn. One account was by Marie-Joseph Chénier in Henry VIII while the second was by […]

  • Aida in the Real Perspective of Opera

    Aida backgrounds all successful operas of the 20th Century. It has been recorded and translated into many editions, putting it on a class of its own as a basic operatic repertoire. Aida is indeed the standard measure of opera composition and has a legendary performance history to affirm it. The first misconception of Aida arises […]

  • Modern Opera Trends

    Many opera lovers today are the transition from classical opera to modern opera that occurred concomitantly with the death of Puccini in 1924. There are epitaphs that can easily be spotted in Little Italy as well as Lincoln Center in New York. A change in operatic repertoire has been noticed since the turn of the […]

  • How to Enjoy Opera

    To people who have never been to a live opera performance, the experience of a grand opera may be rather mysterious. However, everyone in the real world is always exposed to opera music without even realizing it. It is not uncommon to hear music in TV commercials that can only be described as operatic in […]

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