Category Archives: Opera of the Week

My weekly review of a particular opera.

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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