91. Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Jules Massenet)

LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE-DAME Miracle in 3 acts Composer: Jules Massenet Libretto: Maurice Léna, after a tale by Anatole France, inspired by a mediaeval legend First performance: Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, 18 February 1902 Massenet, ‘le musicien de la femme et de l’amour’, as Schneider called him, composed an opera without either — except, the composer said, the most … Continue reading 91. Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Jules Massenet)

75. Sāvitri (Gustav Holst)

Chamber opera in 1 act Composer & librettist: Gustav Holst First performed: Wellington Hall, London, 5 December 1916 (amateur performance) First professional performance: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 23 June 1921, conducted by Arthur Bliss CHARACTERS SĀVITRI (soprano): Dorothy Silk SATYAVĀN, her husband (tenor): Steuart Wilson DEATH (bass): Clive Carey SETTING Ancient India STORY Sāvitri is the story of the loyal … Continue reading 75. Sāvitri (Gustav Holst)

72. Capriccio (Richard Strauss)

CAPRICCIO “A Conversation Piece for Music” in 1 act Composer: Richard Strauss Libretto: Clemens Krauss and Richard Strauss First performed: Nationaltheater München, Munich, Germany, 28 October 1942, conducted by Clemens Krauss We continue our series on the world's dullest operas with Strauss's last offering, an artistic debate performed in the middle of WWII. Uncyclopedia gives this description: … Continue reading 72. Capriccio (Richard Strauss)