The Operatic Legend in Madama Butterfly

The events purported to have occurred in Nagasaki at around 1886, triggered the genesis of one of the greatest operas to grace world theatres, Madama Butterfly. These events were compiled by Pierre Loti and transformed into a novel by the name Madame Chrysantheme in 1887. From there on, the story was picked up by John […]

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The Historic False Start of Carmen

Of all great operas of the 19th and 20th Century, Carmen stands apart as pure genius. Indeed, it has been rated amongst the best performed operas of all time since the 1880’s. Yet this same opera was shredded to failure by critics and given such a negative reception that its composer died of a heart […]

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Star Wars Music Up Close

Star Wars music was composed by John Williams for all the six Star Wars films, both in the original Trilogy from 1977 up to 1983, and in the Prequel Trilogy from 1999 to 2005. Star Wars Universe includes the music for all Star Wars video games and other Star Wars media. In this, John Williams […]

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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 […]

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