It seems like there are a lot of references to operatic sopranos in popular culture, such as the lady with the horns and the braids, but not many people know how diverse soprano voice types can be.  Did you know the lady with the horns and the braids refers to a specific soprano character in some of Wagner's operas, and that a vast majority of sopranos will never sing that role because their voice is not the right type? 

In last week's Artist Journal we focused on operatic voice types and ho...

March 21, 2019

April 5-7, 2019, New Moon Opera will perform a double bill of one-act operas, Il Campanello by Gaetano Donizetti and Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo PucciniWhile both operas are comedic Italian operas, they are decidedly different in style.  Il Campanello is from a 19th century opera style called bel canto, while Gianni Schicchi is from a later opera style called verismo.  (To learn more about the background and stories of these two operas, check out our earlier blog posts!)

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