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.