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14 World Famous Domes / 10 Most Remarkable Opera Houses in the World

09/10/2016 Σχολιάστε

Hagia Sophia

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14 World Famous Domes

Last updated on September 19, 2014 in Culture | 4 comments

A dome is a hemispherical structure usually forming a ceiling or roof. Dome structures made of various materials have been used throughout history by several different civilizations. In the ancient Near East domes were made as tombs of solid mounds. The Inuit in the Arctic created their igloos from blocks of compacted snow, generally in the form of a dome.

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Watch Classic Performances from Maria Callas’ Wondrous and Tragically-Short Opera Career

08/05/2016 Σχολιάστε

 

February 18th, 2016

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“Histrionic” is not a word we often hear used as a compliment, describing as it does overwrought, theatrical, melodramatic behavior we tend to frown on in everyday life. In the opera world, however, one can rightly praise a diva like the late Maria Callas for her “histrionic power.” Jason Victor Serinus uses the phrase in an article on Callas for San Francisco Classical Voice, and also writes of Callas’ “coloratura agility,” “stylistic authenticity,” “mesmerizing stage presence” and “increasingly scandalous behavior.”

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10 Most Remarkable Opera Houses in the World / 14 Best Museums in the World

21/06/2015 Σχολιάστε

Bolshoi Theatre

10 Most Remarkable Opera Houses in the World

Last updated on April 10, 2014 in Culture | No comments

When it comes to architectural treasures, an opera house is often a city’s most prized gem. The best opera houses weren’t just built to showcase leading tenors, baritones and sopranos but to demonstrate the world that the city had achieved a high level of culture, power and wealth. In addition to providing a highly memorable theatrical experience, opera houses offer an exciting opportunity for travelers to view structures designed by some of history’s most respected architects. Whether attending a performance of a favorite opera or touring the theater, the world’s best opera houses remain popular travel attractions.

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Maestro Verdi – most performed composer ever

29/06/2014 Σχολιάστε

'Giuseppe Verdi', French National Library and The European Library, public domain

‘Giuseppe Verdi’, French National Library and The European Library, public domain

written by Beth on October 10, 2013 in Content and News with no comments

Guiseppe Verdi (born 200 years ago today – 10 October 1813) was one of the world’s greatest ever composers. His 25 operas, such as Aida and La Traviata, are famed the world over and his works are thought to be the most performed of any composer.

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