Le nozze di Figaro, ossia la folle giornata (The Marriage of Figaro, or The Day of Madness), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The aria: L’ho perduta, me meschina (I lost it, poor me) opens the act IV.
Don Giovanni’s Champagne Aria, Fin ch’han dal vino calda la testa (Till they are tipsy) happens in Act I, Scene 3.
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Hell’s vengeance boils in my heart), is the second aria sung by the Queen of the Night, a soprano coloratura part, in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte).
Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Beautiful night, oh night of love) often referred to as the Barcarolle is a piece opening Offenbach’s final opera third act set in Venice, The Tales of Hoffmann.
Unbelievable… Listening Cecilia Bartoli singing Gelido in Ogni Vena must be on your 10 Things To Do Before You Die list… Farnace, with music by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), received its first performance in 1727 at the Teatro Sant’Angelo in Venice.
Lascia ch’io pianga, originally Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa, is an Italian-language soprano aria by composer George Frideric Handel that has become a popular concert piece. Its melody is …
Les Tendres Plaintes from the French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is the first piece from his Suite in D major, RCT 3 (Premier Livre de Pièces de Clavecin, 1706). Rameau will make a …
Don Giovanni finale, in which Don Giovanni refuses to repent, has been a captivating philosophical and artistic topic for many writers including George Bernard Shaw.
Les Cyclopes from the French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is the eighth piece from his Suite in D major, RCT 3 (Premier Livre de Pièces de Clavecin, 1706). The sujet of the work is …
Later used as the fourth and last entrée from Les Indes galantes (The Amorous Indies), Les Sauvages from Jean-Philippe Rameau is the sixth piece from his Suite in G major/G minor for harpsichord (Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin).