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Callas and Stefano in Paris live カラスのパリ公演

Die lustige witwe (The Merry Widow) メリーウィドウ

La Bohem 松本美和子 ラボエーム

Popp and Prey in Le Nozze di Figaro フィガロの結婚

Cossotto and Domingo in Cavalleria Rusticana カバレリアルスティカーナ

Ricciarelli and Cappuccilli in Simon Boccanegra シモンボッカネグラ

Montserrat Caballe in Adriana Lecouvreur アドリアーナルクブルール

M.Price and Domingo in "Don Carlos" ドンカルロ

Salome by Hホルライザー/リザネク Salome by Hホルライザー/リザネク

Eugenio Onegin in Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Eugeni Onegin

Don Giovanni at NHK hall in '77 Don Giovanni

Aida in 1981 Verona Aida

Luciano Pavarotti in "Un Ballo in Maschera" 仮面舞踏会

Der Freischuetz 魔弾の射手

Iolanta by Tchaikovsky イオランタ

Contents of this Opera page

Opera list > 100余りのオペラの概要
     More than 100 operas are listed with brief note.
Composers > 作曲者の一覧を示します。
     Opera composers are shown.
Broadcasted Operas > 放映されたオペラを紹介します。
     Operas broadcasted in Japan are given with artists.
Opera Artists >  おもな歌手名、指揮者を紹介します。
     Selected Opera artists are listed.
Opera House >  歌劇場の写真。(作成中)
     Image of Opera House --- under construction



 The following is an introductive guidance to Opera for beginners projected by “Classica Japan”, aired through CS (Communication Satellite: artificial satellite utilized for TV-broadcasting in Japan).
 Here is a sweet cake named as “Opera”. The taste of opera is certainly as sweet and elegant as that of this cake. It is undoubtedly misfortune if you haven’t ever experienced the flavor of this impression. It is very hard to be free from the addiction when you have once fallen in the poisonous Opera. Therefore someone says

    “Opera is really narcotic”

 Operas have come into the world from Florence in Italy about 400 years before (whenever in Japan the Warring States period). The artist who played most significant role in familiarizing Opera is Maria Callas, a legendary person who succeeded in diet of 30 kg. This year(2007) is a 30th anniversary after her death.  The program introduced famous opera artists including the three most famous tenors, i.e. “Luciano Pavarotti”, “Placido Domingo”, and “Jose Carreras”; and the three biggest operas, i.e. “Carmen”, “Madama Butterfly”, and “La Traviata”.





As the style of attracting arts should not be uniform, I’d like to give little commentary in this HP.

The following opinions are examples of opera producer or directors.

Although there are numerous operas, a few of them are sufficiently well, including “L'elisir d'amore” by Donizetti.
In the rehearsal of “Die Walkuere” with Meier, Domingo got the complete pronunciation of German after intensive practices.

The first half of “Die Sache Makropulos” by Janacek, is a little complicated due to many person ages, however the music, especially at the last scene, is one of the most excellent melody composed during 20th century.

In 1976, the stage of Bayreuth directed by Patrice Cheleau became a topic of dispute. However, the most of subsequent Ring were performed with a peculiar manner such that the set of modern architectures or equipments was used, which was not inconsistence with the period of era, as demonstrated by the Author; “the mythical age”. Today, sometimes other operas are also put on play in the similar manner. It is very convenient that you can get knowledge the style of performances of opera before purchasing the DVD disks through many Websites.

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