Posts Tagged ‘Puccini’

ToDo ToDay: Pocket Operas! Teen Mom!

When selecting its latest lineup of "pocket operas," shorter works that aren’t normally presented together, the In Series opera company looked all the way back to 1918. In that year, both Stravinsky and Puccini managed to create L’Histoire Du Soldat (Story of the Soldier) and Gianni Schicchi, respectively. Stravinsky’s dance/dramatic reading is kind of like a Russian [...]

Tosca at the Washington National Opera, Reviewed

It’s hard to believe, given all its pageantry and extravagance, that opera was once a genuinely popular art form that catered to the lowest common denominator. But there are a few operas that remind you of the genre’s onetime mass appeal. Tosca is one of them.
Opera snobs look down their noses at Puccini [...]