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The Trial and the Death of Socrates remains a powerful document...

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Verdi's Falstaff repays careful study with real pleasure. It is opera's happiest irony that the great Italian master should cap a career - distinguished for its blood-and-thunder tragic masterpieces - with the greatest comic opera in the Italian repertory.

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Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. It was first performed in Venice on March 11, 1851.

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Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Meilhac and Halévy, based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée.

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Puccini's swansong has a claim to being the last great popular opera....

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Die Zauberflöte (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. This opera is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form which included both singing and spoken dialogue. It premiered in Vienna on September 30, 1791.

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Wagner is the Everest of opera. Viewed from the foothills, his towering masterpieces, with their lofty themes and sometimes extraordinary length, can seem to test the endurance of all but the fanatic.

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Rossini's comic operas, like The Barber of Seville, are better known than his tragedies though he wrote in fact many more tragedies than comedies....

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Aida is one of the most popular operas ever written, a sumptuous work which has moments of great drama, but which reminds us in the end that it's all about people--the greatest love affairs and the greatest affairs of state cliff themselves in simple humanity.

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The Barber at Seville is Rossini's most popular opera. Its effervescent overture (written originally for another work) presents is perfect platform for the amusing plot in which the barber, Figaro, stage-manages a romance between Count Amative and Rossini, and puts to weight the old suitor, Dr. Bartola.

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