2016-09-25T11:02:42ZEven for the seasoned listener, hearing a classical music piece can often be almost impossible to identify. A new service offered by Shazam promises to name the piece of music you hear by holding the microphone of your mobile devise to the sound source. However, as wonderful as that may be, it has its limitations within the classical music realm.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZOf the thousands of operas performed around the world, there are a handful of composers whose operas are performed more than any of the others - five to be exact: Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, and Bizet. Learn which of their works make up the top 10 operas performed around the world.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZLearn the lyrics to Alfredo’s Drinking Song from the first act of Verdi’s opera, La Traviata.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZIn May 1913, Igor Stravinsky debuted his ballet The Rite of Spring. To his surprise, the audience reacted so wildly, police were called to the scene.
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2016-09-25T11:02:42ZLyrics and English text translation of Verdi's Dies Irae.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZThis playful aria comes from Johann Strauss' opera, Die Fledermaus . With a libretto by Karl Haffner
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZA profile of Antonio Vivaldi, a great barogue composer.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZSung by Pollione in Bellini’s opera, Norma, learn the lyrics and translation of “Meco all’altar di Venere.”
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZPiano classical music ranges in a variety of styles. Find recommended composers, music, and more in this guide.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZLearn the lyrics to Azucena's aria from Verdi's Il Trovatore.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZDiscover the difference between opera and oratorio in this opera FAQ.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZPeople all over the world are more familiar with classical music than they think, but they lack the facts necessary to help them find the pieces they love. Here are ten of the most popular pieces of classical music that many people can sing, but can't name.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZWhat is a symphony? Find the answere here!
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZLearn the synopsis of Bellini's opera, La Sonnambula, composed in 1831.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZWhen it premiered in 1892, Leoncavallo's opera, Pagliacci, was an instant success. Read the synopsis of Pagliacci to learn how its story about clowns unfolds.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZLearn the story of Bellini's famous opera, Norma, which premiered in Milan in 1831, in this opera synopsis.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZThere have been many great soprano soloists, but only a few make it to the top. These leading sopranos have what it takes to outshine all the others.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZFinishing Act I in Verdi's beloved opera, La Traviata , is Violetta's aria, "Sempre Libera." Though there
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZAnother gem from Verdi's collection of operas, Il Trovatore was composed in 1853. Il Trovatore is a story of a gypsy woman burnt at the stake and her daughter's promise of vengeance, interlaced with a love triangle between a troubadour, count, and noblewoman. Read the entire synopsis of Il Trovatore.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZGeorge Frideric Handel was a remarkable composer. Did you know he created the English oratorio? Handel's
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZThe English translation of Schubert's Gretchen am Spinnrade.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZFrom Brahms to Mozart, here are the top seven Requiem Mass albums ranked by popularity, musical interpretation, and overall quality.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZPuccini's great opera, La Bohème, premiered in 1896 in Turin, and became an instant success. It is now one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. Learn the synopsis of Puccini's opera, La Bohème.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZSung by Mimi in the third act of Puccini’s most famous opera, La Bohème, this gorgeous aria is Mimi’s goodbye speech to her lover after they both agree it would be best to separate. Learn the lyrics and English translation of “Donde pieta usci.”
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZLearn the lyrics to this lighthearted and joyous aria sung by Marguerite in Gounod's opera, Faust.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZDiscover all you need to know about string quartets, including how they came into existence, notable string quartet composers, and modern uses for the genre.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZBeethoven's. Classical Music.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZAs a result of Brahms' extensive travels and eagerness to meet composers and musicians, Brahms gained a large circle of friends including the Clara and Robert Schumann, Wagner, and Liszt. His thirst for knowledge lead him to amass a library of over 800 books. He also collected rare manuscripts and autographed scores by many famous composers. Because of his vast resources of friends, talent, and knowledge, Brahms was able to create magnificent music.
2016-09-25T11:02:42ZWatch these funny opera bloopers! No singer is perfect. Even the world's greatest operatic performers make mistakes.