Sorelli herself, on the day after the adventure of the fireman, placed a horseshoe on the table in front of the stage-door-keeper's box, which every one who entered the Opera otherwise than as a spectator must touch before setting foot on the first tread of the staircase.
The horrid news soon spread all over the Opera, where Joseph Buquet was very popular.
As well as producing operas
, the company includes musicals such as Carousel and the more contemporary Sweeney Todd in its repertoire a way to encourage audiences into the Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera
House and, hopefully, get them wanting more.
6; and two shorter operas
, Franco Leoni's "L'oracolo" and Gian Carlo Menotti's "The Medium" on Oct.
To address this gap, he spent almost three years researching the work, attending more than 30 operas
, and apprenticing himself to another director.
Part One contains detailed studies of seven of Mozart's operas
and is called "The Great Operas
While 75% of the interviewees indicated they were more inclined to attend "famous" or "well-known" operas
, 50% also said they would be positive about attending an opera
that was unknown to them because it was new, contemporary or rarely performed The survey distinguished between an opera
that might be new to an opera
-goer and a contemporary opera
, defined as one written in the 20th or 21st century.
Now, four days a week, Cafe de la Opera
lectures, recitals, voice and piano classes, open-microphone nights devoted to opera
and videos of full-length operas
on Fuentes' curtain-covered television.
and European opera
repertory companies--even though the work, in the words of New York Times arts editor John Rockwell, "has been widely hailed as the greatest and most enduring of American operas
He has seen some operas
as many as twenty-five or more times, and in his frequent appearances on the New York Metropolitan Opera
quiz programme has shown an astonishing ability to remember the details of all of them.
The seventh and last chapter, a survey of the uses of repetition and echo in poetry and music which concentrates especially on the pre-history of opera
in the Italian Renaissance, functions as a fascinating postlude to the chapter on the solo lament, the centerpiece of so many early operas
, in which the echo device finds its most convincing application.