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"Talking about Opera" is a series of introductory talks. Whether Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini or Strauss – more often than not it`s all about love, jealousy, revenge and, if all else fails, murder!

But how did it all begin… who loves whom… which baritone is the intriguer… (or was it the mezzosoprano?)… is that unknown lady really the mother and anyway… why do grown men have high voices and why do so many characters sing different texts at the same time?

Richard Vardigans offers an informative and entertaining introduction to your visit to the opera.

Background information, historical context and plot are presented along with musical examples at the piano. In this way you will recognise with Puccini, for example, that the ex-lover is standing outside the door…

Make your visit to the Opera even more unforgettable!
All talks are available in English, German, French or Spanish.

"TaO Special" - extended introductory talks for all those who wish to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the opera.
See "Schedule".