With Lyric Opera of Chicago’s opening of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, a prime example of the Italian style known as bel canto, this weekend, I thought now would be a … Continue readingWhat is bel canto?
The bel canto master.
They were all the rage in the early 19th century, a time when bel canto dominated the operatic stage. The vast majority of mad scenes were written for the … Continue readingMad Scenes
Opera music can be a bit much to chew early in the morning, but here are a few pieces that I find go well with my morning coffee. Although not … Continue readingA few arias to go along with your coffee