World of Opera

By Bruce Scott

A seemingly ageless star in his first performance of a timeless role

By Bruce Scott

The story of one Queen Elizabeth, dedicated to another

By Bruce Scott

Verdi’s drama about doomed romance and a wealthy crook who seems to get away with murder is a hot-blooded, somewhat messy affair. Yet the opera features an array of brilliant musical numbers, including arias tailored for its first leading lady, the legendary soprano Jenny Lind.

By Bruce Scott

The savvy "Italian girl" turns the tables, rescuing her own rescuers

By Bruce Scott

Clashing traditions bring rich rewards and tragic misunderstanding

By Bruce Scott

An irreverent look at the intrigues of ancient Rome

By Bruce Scott

A well-travelled story turns up back where it all started.

By Bruce Scott

Unconditional devotion overcomes a legendary curse.

By Bruce Scott

Rossini's final opera offers musical riches beyond the "theme to the Lone Ranger."

By Bruce Scott

A dubious test of true love backfires on a pair of insecure cads.

By Bruce Scott

Politics, lust and murder in one of opera's most delicious guilty pleasures.

By Bruce Scott

Callous disregard comes full circle in a brooding psycho-drama.

By Bruce Scott

A recent Showtime sensation, explored by Donizetti 180 years ago. 

By Bruce Scott

Verdi wraps up his storied career on note of optimism and good cheer.

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