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sdopera - YouTube - 16:37
Tenors, like sopranos, mezzos and basses, come in all types each with their distinctive characteristics. Today we'll introduce you to the lyric, spinto and dramatic voices within the tenor category...
6 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 17:13
Back by popular demand are these short video study guides as preparation for Student Night At The Opera. These are fun, lively discussions of the operas and the music by our Education Director Dr. ...
6 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 14:11
Back by popular demand are these short video study guides as preparation for Student Night At The Opera. These are fun, lively discussions of the operas and the music by our Education Director Dr. ...
6 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 14:04
Back by popular demand are these short video study guides as preparation for Student Night At The Opera. These are fun, lively discussions of the operas and the music by our Education Director Dr. ...
6 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 15:54
Back by popular demand are these short video study guides as preparation for Student Night At The Opera. These are fun, lively discussions of the operas and the music by our Education Director Dr. ...
6 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 14:36
In a continuation of our series on voice types in the 2014 Season, we focus on the basses and baritones with roles like Dr. Dulcamara, Don Quixote, Silvio, Tonio and Anckarstom. Listen to the diffe...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 19:43
On March 20, 2014, San Diego Opera will present Verdi's Requiem with a cast of soloists that would rival any opera or symphonic organization in the world: Stoyanova, Blythe, Beczala and Furlanetto....
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 15:56
Did you know that there are many sub-categories within the standard soprano/mezzo/tenor/baritone/bass voice types? And we have many of them on display this coming season, 2014! Watch and listen as ...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 15:26
Jules Massenet was a master of scene setting. Just as a scenic designer is responsible for coming up with a theatrical set that matches the location, mood and era of the drama, a composer must do m...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 18:28
Gershwin's famous Tin Pan Alley tune, "I've Got Rhythm" came to mind during the production of this podcast, because Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un ballo in maschera) is ALL about rhythm and how rhythmic...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 11:48
Bel canto is a much misunderstood operatic/vocal term. If you're not familiar with the term, you're in luck because today's podcast will help define its meaning. Donizetti, for instance, is conside...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 15:22
In a podcast focusing on the music of Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo, Nicolas Reveles, The Geisel Director of Education and Outreach for San Diego Opera, shows how opera communicates dramatic mom...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 11:43
How is it that some of the most beautiful and rhythmically infectious 'Spanish' music is by French composers? Think of Bizet's Carmen! Massenet pulls off a similar trick in his beautiful opera Don ...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 11:21
Verdi is at his best when he's dealing with politics and passion. Throw in a very true historical story (the assassination of Gustav III of Sweden at a masked opera ball in 1792) and you have the m...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 9:12
The Elixir of Love could well be considered Gaetano Donizetti's ultimate romantic comedy and Nicolas Reveles, the Geisel Director of Education and Outreach for San Diego Opera makes that point (and...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 9:52
Pagliacci is a terrific piece of musical theatre: exciting, dramatic, suspenseful and overpowering. One can make more than a few connections between the verismo style of this opera and the world of...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 6:55
"Homework??", you exclaim, "I didn't sign up for that!" No, you didn't. But Geisel Director of Education and Outreach Nicolas Reveles would like to talk about homework and its place in preparing to...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 14:08
In a kind of expansion of our last episode of Opera 101, let's explore what all those operatic duets (or at least, most of them) are about: Love! Luckily, love is a major theme in all four of the o...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 11:47
The duet may seem to be a pretty simple musical form featured in opera that really doesn't need any explanation, right? But there's a little more to it than just "this person sings, then that perso...
7 years ago
sdopera - YouTube - 15:10
Whenever an opera company prepares to do an important work from the standard repertoire (like Pagliacci for instance) we hear the complaint, "Oh, I've heard (or seen) that opera before. I think I'l...
7 years ago
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