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Verdi’s Messa da Requiem was premiered in Milan's San Marco church under the baton of the conductor himself. Just 3 days later it lit up La Scala...
With its vivid depiction of Mother Nature, Vivaldi's Four Seasons needs little introduction. But what about all the creatures that inhabit this musical world? From chirping birds to barking dogs, Vivaldi's animals have voices of their own!
Pietro Mascagni's verismo opera Cavalleria Rusticana started out as an unlikely competition entry. But its triumph saw the young Italian become "maestro."
Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo isn’t the first opera. But it’s remarkably close.
Certain facts speak for themselves when it comes to the premiere...
“We must at least keep the fee secret,” wrote Verdi in June 1870, about his latest project: Aida.
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