Tag: introduction to opera

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012:Fish Women & Gorillas

Editorial: Fish Women and Tumbling Gorillas Do you still think “opera” means fat ladies singing with spears? Imagine this: you’ve been invited to an official pre-opera press conference. Your invitation warns, “The less able-bodied should bring their headlamps and hip flasks.” You go to the cellar of the National Theatre, still in your winter coat and hat. You sit quietly in rows with other journalists, inside a massive wire cage…

Monday, June 20, 2011: Opera-Why Italian?

Summer Solstice Series! Summer is here! And to celebrate the season, Opus Osm presents a week-long Solstice Series of “backgrounder” articles. If you’ve ever wondered the who, why, what, or why not about opera, this week you’ll find out the answers to your questions. Zuzana Sklenková is on hand to anticipate everything you’ve always wanted to know about this glorious but confusing art form. Part I Why Are So Many…