Tag Archives: opera

Heart of Darkness Opera

Composer Tarik O’Regan has written a chamber opera based on Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness. Here is a video interview in which the composer discusses the process of creating the opera. This clip contains a spoiler, so be sure … Continue reading

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Let the Bright Seraphim by Handel from Samson opera

Many musical works are inspired by or based upon John Milton’s writing, including the opera “Samson” by George Frederic Handel. Here’s a piece from this opera: “Let the Bright Seraphim.” Kathleen Battle, Soprano Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet Orchestra of St. Luke’s … Continue reading

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Opera Eugene Onegin Scene sung by Netrebko at Metropolitan Opera

The opera Eugene Onegin is based on Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin’s famous novel in verse, with a musical score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. You may watch the Russian soprano Anna Netrebko perform a scene from this work in the video below … Continue reading

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World Literature Videos

Videos referenced in World Literature (E5): Unit 1 Ancient Greek Music – Macedonia Unit 2 Antigone on stage Unit 3 Roman Water Wheel, London Museum Roman Weapons Unit 4 Recitation of Dante’s Inferno (5th canto) in the original Italian 1911 … Continue reading

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Literature and Composition Videos

Videos referenced in Literature and Composition (E2): Unit 1 1927 silent film of Robinson Crusoe Theme Music from the 1970s TV show The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Opera Excerpt Unit 2 Walden Pond video Unit 3 Trailer for … Continue reading

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Faust Opera Performance Video Excerpt

This is a video clip of an opera performance of Faust. Because images and characters from Faust can (and should) be disturbing, these clips are totally optional. Other World Literature (E5) videos

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Julius Caesar Handel opera aria “Se pieta di me non senti”

Listen to this aria, “Se pieta di me non senti” from Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar). Sung by Leontyne Price with the American Opera Society. New York City, October 9, 1958. Other Literature and Composition (E2) videos

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OperaTalk on Handel’s Julius Caesar in Egypt

George Frideric Handel wrote the opera, Julius Caesar in Egypt. You can hear San Diego OperaTalk’s Nick Reveles discuss the opera, Handel, baroque opera, and musical ornamentation in an interesting episode of San Diego OperaTalk. Nothing can compare to being … Continue reading

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Opera — Robinson Crusoe

Opera Version of Robinson Crusoe Jacques Offenbach wrote an opéra comique called Robinson Crusoé which was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1867. You may listen to a few minutes of it in this YouTube video: Other Literature … Continue reading

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