Opera

Opera’s Ultimate Five-Minute Interlude: The Meditation from “Thais”

Opera’s Ultimate Five-Minute Interlude: The Meditation from “Thais”

Explore the enduring appeal of Jules Massenet's "Meditation from Thaïs", a five-minute interlude that has become a beloved piece in the classical music repertoire.

Classical California Ultimate Playlist
09/13/2022
5 Must Hear (and See!) Operatic Performances

5 Must Hear (and See!) Operatic Performances

Explore opera favorites curated by expert Jennifer Miller Hammel for the Classical California Ultimate Playlist. Discover new pieces or relive classics from Verdi, Bizet, and more.

Classical California Ultimate Playlist
08/04/2022
An Opera Al Fresco Playlist for A Perfect Evening Under the Stars

An Opera Al Fresco Playlist for A Perfect Evening Under the Stars

Enjoy an enchanting evening under the stars with these operatic gems handpicked by Jennifer Miller Hammel. From Hoffmann's Barcarolle to Turandot's Nessun dorma, each piece sets a unique mood.

Opera
07/18/2022
The Many Lives of the “The Flower Duet”

The Many Lives of the “The Flower Duet”

Explore the #75 entry on the Classical California Ultimate Playlist: the Flower Duet from Delibes' opera Lakme. Discover its use in TV, film, and creative remixes.

Classical California Ultimate Playlist
09/13/2021
The American Opera About Graduating High School

The American Opera About Graduating High School

Explore how Aaron Copland's 1954 opera, The Tender Land, uses a graduation ceremony as a symbol of coming of age and stepping into the unknown.

Aaron Copland
06/19/2020
‘Aci, Galatea e Polifemo’ in the Age of Me Too

‘Aci, Galatea e Polifemo’ in the Age of Me Too

Handel's mini-opera, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, is reimagined with a contemporary twist, addressing power dynamics and sexual abuse in the age of #MeToo.

Guide to Opera
03/06/2020