Opera League News & Articles

Bob Bernard's Corner: Violetta Agonistes Romanticism vs. Expressionism

Bob Bernard's Corner: Violetta Agonistes

These two productions demonstrate that extremes of interpretation can both honor the work at hand.
Bob Bernard's Corner: From Sanskrit to Our Script Satyagraha

Bob Bernard's Corner: From Sanskrit to Our Script

Autobiographical core beliefs of composer Philip Glass are embedded in his opera about Gandhi.
Bob Bernard's Corner: A Lion Ruled the Streets Otello

Bob Bernard's Corner: A Lion Ruled the Streets

Plácido Domingo owned the role of Otello for decades.

Bob Bernard's Corner: Opera's First Liberated Woman Il turco in Italia

Bob Bernard's Corner: Opera's First Liberated Woman

"A person feels good listening to Rossini. All you feel like [doing when] listening to Beethoven is going out and invading Poland."
Bob Bernard's Corner: Il Primo Verdi Baritono --- Assolutamente! Italian baritone Leo Nucci

Bob Bernard's Corner: Il Primo Verdi Baritono --- Assolutamente!

Leo Nucci has performed nineteen Verdi operatic roles in his repertoire.
Bob Bernard's Corner: The Odd Couple(s) Another look at Così fan tutte

Bob Bernard's Corner: The Odd Couple(s)

Così fan tutte is not only about seduction – it is seduction.

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