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Fabulous Composers/Compositions: GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL- Berenice , Minuet

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George Frideric Handel
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Berenice (HWV 38) is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an Italian libretto, written in Italy in 1709 and originally entitled Berenice, regina d’Egitto (Berenice, Queen of Egypt), byAntonio Salvi.

It was first performed at the Covent Garden Theatre in London on 18 May 1737. It was not successful and only given four times.

It is based upon the life of Cleopatra Berenice, daughter of Ptolemy IX (the main character in Handel’s opera Tolomeo) and is set in around 81 BC.


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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVKY.- The Sleeping Beauty Suite Op.66


The Sleeping Beauty Suite Op.66

Pas d’action “Rose Adagio”

Orquesta Sinfónica de Amsterdam
Director: Peter Stern

Today’s Birthday: GEORGES BIZET (1838) – L’Arlesienne suite No 2: Farandole (March of Three Kings)

Georges Bizet (1838)

A French composer, Bizet became disgusted with the frivolity of French opera and decided to change it. In 1875, his masterpiece,Carmen, premiered. Though its harsh realism repelled many, it eventually won international acclaim and is now one of the most popular operas in history. Sadly, Bizet did not live to see Carmen’s success, dying just months after it premiered. Foul play was initially suspected, but the apparent gunshot wound on his neck was eventually attributed to what? More… Discuss

Angela Gheorghiu – Interview for Bloomberg at ROH’s new cinema season launch – September 2011

Angela Gheorghiu talks about the Royal Opera House’s new season of filmed performances, three starring herself. Gheorghiu spoke Sept. 22 in London with Bloomberg’s Farah Nayeri 

Today Birthday: Sir Georg Solti (1912)

Sir Georg Solti (1912)

Solti was a Hungarian-born British conductor. Not long after making his piano debut at age 12, he decided he wanted to conduct. He returned to piano during WWII and won the 1942 Geneva International Competition. After the war, he began conducting again and led orchestras all over Europe and the US. As director of the Royal Opera House, he made the first full recording of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, one of history’s most celebrated recordings. How did he earn the nickname “the screaming skull“? More… Discuss


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