The Best Operas for Beginners

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If you want to dip your toes into the opera world, then here are the best operas for beginners. Enjoy!

La Bohème

If you want to see the best death in the history of opera, you must see La Bohème by Puccini. Puccini, which is an Italian composer, created this opera in 1896. This opera provides an excellent representation of the historical period of the city of lights, Paris. In a way, Paris represents the background on of the most heart whelming operas that have ever been created. Puccini’s music brings the entire opera to a completely new level. We suggest that you see and hear the amazing v on that includes Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti and Nicolai Ghiaurov.

La Traviata

If you are a fan of Verdi, you are certainly going to enjoy this opera. La Traviata is one of his most popular cratons and it would be a shame not to experience it. The theme for this opera was inspired by La Dame aux Camelias and at first many people believed that La Traviata is nothing but an outright provocation. La Dame aux Camelias was written by the son of Alexander Dumas. Whatever the case, you will definitely not going to stay indifferent to this opera. We suggest that you experience the version with Renée Fleming.

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

The premiere for this opera by Mozart was in 1791. According to Operabase, The Magic Flute was one of the most performed operas in the world. This opera is a mixture of spoken dialogue and singing, which is known as Singspiel. This opera is really attractive for the younger audience, because it resembles a fairytale. The Magic Flute contains Die Hölle Rache, which is one of the best-known arias in the world of opera. We suggest that you experience the version that was directed by Ingmar Bergman.

Carmen

George Gizet is the mastermind in creating the opera Carmen. This opera is set in Spain and is filled with drama and emotions. We suggest that you see the version that was interpreted by one of the most popular tenors in the opera world, Jonas Kaufmann.

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

The last masterpiece on our list was created by Rossini, which he produced when he was only 24. This opera is themed around Beaumarchais trilogy, the second part to be more precise. And even though many great artists tried to do the same, including Mozart, none of them managed to gain the same success as Rossini. We suggest that you see the version that was interpreted by the amazing tenor Juan Diego Flórez.


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