Lorenzo Da Ponte is famous for having written the texts of Mozart’s three masterpieces: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Juan, and Cosi fan tutte. When Da Ponte—a Catholic priest—arrived in Vienna after being obliged to leave Venice for indulging in some inappropriate liaisons with women, there seemed to be nothing that would make the 32-year-old mark Mozart...
Opera is a place where debate has always been impassioned, reflecting the larger-than-life dramatics that embody the creation of an opera. For opera does not appeal to reason: if, since its advent four centuries ago, it has managed to move the spectator, it is because it conveys the universality of emotion (...)
The carnival of the animals takes place once a year and it is not an event that anyone would want to miss. Of course, it is an occasion to have fun, but more than anything else, it is a rare opportunity to be presented to the king (…)
In this new version of Sleeping Beauty we meet a more arrogant princess who prefers to die rather than marry an infirm old man. As a result, the latter puts a curse on her (…)
A terrifyingly sultry version that is both frightening and gripping! Faithful to the spirit of the collection, Jean-Jacques Fdida recreates the motifs that today have been long forgotten (…)