World of Opera
Casual cruelty comes full circle in a grim psycho-drama
Verdi finds intrigue, love and tragedy in a fiery drama by Schiller
Rossini's final opera offers riches aside from just the "Lone Ranger music"
An evocative swirl of religion and folklore from Rimsky-Korsakov
Two groundbreaking operas, both telling the same mythic story
A young Wagner cuts loose in his only outright comic opera
Italianate lyricism illuminates a grim, Russian psychodrama.