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Articles tagged with "Opéra-Comique"

Telling Tales: Why Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann is among the most edited operas in the repertory

7 November 2016

The composer died before completing the opera, leading to a great amount of second-guessing as to Offenbach’s true final intentions.

Some things are better left unsung: Why composers use speech in opera

2 November 2015

Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.

Opera Essentials: La Fille du régiment

25 February 2014

A quick guide to Donizetti's exuberant comedy.