World of Opera
Venetian intrigue takes a starring role in a rare gem by Donizetti.
Lush and enigmatic, 'The Woman with No Shadow' may be Strauss's most beautiful opera.
Lust triumphs over loyalty, in Monteverdi's sensuous final 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