World of Opera
A French master's dreamy take on the classic story of Cinderella
A masterpiece that blurs lines and shatters barriers.
Verdi goes to the movies, and takes on real life dilemmas
A savvy "Italian girl" recues her own rescuers
After coming late to opera, Vivaldi was a quick study
When it comes to Gluck, reality parries an undeserved insult.
Fitful beginnings lead to a blockbuster career