- with Callie Swarbrick (soprano)
This morning’s lecture examines Puccini’s masterpiece and Leoncavallo’s version published only a year apart. Puccini’s well-loved work has found long-lasting fame and is part of the staple repertoire in opera houses across the world. Leoncavallo’s opera of the same name was swept away as a result of his rival’s success but it is widely regarded as the composer’s best work. Callie will discuss the rivalry between the two verismo composers and how Puccini pipped his competitor to the post!
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- Concert Duration:
- approx. 2 hours (with short interval)