Author Archives: Tim Michaels

About Tim Michaels

I am a lifelong entrepreneur and lover of words and literature. My interests include writing, reading, poetry, Shakespeare, American history, the presidency, introversion, opera, classical music, Broadway shows and metaphysics.

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

Opera: L’Elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Other popular works by this composer: Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Pasquale First performed: 1832 Language: Italian Accessibility Level: Beginner Explorer Aficionado Setting: Late 18th-century Spain/France Plot: A lovesick peasant buys … Continue reading

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Werther

Opera: Werther Composer: Jules Massenet Other popular works by this composer: Manon, Le Cid, Thais First performed: 1892 Language: French Accessibility level: Beginner Adventurer Explorer Expert Setting: Late 18th-century Germany Plot: A melancholy and suicidal young poet pines over another … Continue reading

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Opera of the Week

Each week (approximately!) I listen to an opera in its entirety and post a review below. Actually, I listen to it twice during my daily commutes to and from work, often an English version first (to help me follow the … Continue reading

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