Sunday Morning Opera: Sex and Politics

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Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.53.53 AMThere are two constant themes in opera – sex and politics.  They are almost always in the same opera.  There are times when it is about love.  Then there is revenge, and blind ambition.  Quite often, you find all three themes in the same opera.  Fortunately, we have the juiciest of baritone roles for almost all of them. These are just a few of the operas with

  • Aida
  • Andrea Chénier
  • Anna Bolena
  • Don Carolo
  • Ernani
  • Fidelio
  • Idomeneo
  • Il Trovatore
  • La clemenza di Tito
  • La Favorite
  • Lohengrin
  • Lucia di Lammermoor
  • MacBeth
  • Maria Stuarda
  • The Marriage of Figaro
  • Otello
  • Roberto Devereux
  • Simon Boccanegra
  • Tannhauser
  • Tosca
  • Tournadot
  • Un ballo in Maschera

As  usual my  prejudice is showing.

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