Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition. It started in Italy at the end of the 16th century (with Jacopo Peri's lost Dafne, produced in Florence in 1598) and soon spread through the rest of Europe: Schütz in Germany, Lully in France, and Purcell in England all helped to establish their national traditions in the 17th century. In the 18th century, Italian opera continued to dominate most of Europe (except France), attracting foreign composers such as Handel. Opera seria was the most prestigious form of Italian opera, until Gluck reacted against its artificiality with his "reform" operas in the 1760s. Today the most renowned figure of late 18th century opera is Mozart, who began with opera seria but is most famous for his Italian comic operas, especially The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze Di Figaro), Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte, as well as The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), a landmark in the German tradition.
Opera is the debut studio album of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber's electronic music project Tosca. It combines new material and previously released singles, including "Chocolate Elvis". "Irresistibly funky" (BBC), "the blues, and the thick sultry bass, makes it as sexy and melancholy as cigarette smoke after a one-night stand in a strange city" (Mixmag). It is "one of the few sure things in a modest genre" (Sasha Frere-Jones, LA Weekly).
Fuck Dub, Pts. 1 & 2 – 8:55
Amalienbad – 1:28
Worksong – 6:00
Gimmi Gimmi – 4:45
Ladies + Gentlemen – 0:20
Chocolate Elvis – 5:00
Ambient Emely – 8:05
Postgirl – 4:25
Listen My Friend – 1:04
Buona Sarah – 10:10
All tracks written by Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber.
... from Roman Bajzik, a 48-year-old opera teacher, Slovakia’s very own Monsieur Tussaud ... An experienced tenor who once sang at Austria’s prestigious Salzburg Festival, Bajzik studied opera directing and now teaches operatic acting at the state conservatory in Bratislava.
Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia is among the smaller capitals of Europe... They add that the city has an old-town charm with all kinds of restaurants, traditional pubs, music shows ranging from jazz to opera, typical buildings, gardens and parks; stylish people with a great river as a backdrop make Bratislava a perfect holiday destination.
Next day, it was on to Bratislava ... The short train trip from Bratislava to Vienna is valuable to know about, especially if you are an opera lover; the same performers in Vienna come to Bratislava, where opera is massively subsidised by the state (the Soviets were great about valuing and supporting the arts).
Tombola, the election of the ball queen, an excellent meal and fun until the very morning. All this is offered by the ball season in Bratislava, traditionally opened by the charity OperaBall on January 12... .
Daniel Kramer, a controversial US theatre director, will soon premiere a co-production with the Flemish Opera in the Slovak National Theatre. While the Slovak National Theatre has stable classical pieces on its repertoire known to all opera connoisseurs and fans, it also offers some less-known or rarely produced pieces to the Bratislava stage ... .
Little-known, yet packed with a tantalising blend of history and hedonism, Bratislava provides everything the world-weary weekend-break-taker needs for a refreshing, soul-reviving European jaunt ... Hardly anybody knows Bratislava ... Two opera houses. Bratislava is blessed with not one but two outstanding opera houses. The old opera house (Picture.
On Sept ... We cleared immigrations and claimed our bags, exchanging our U.S ... We depart Vienna for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and the former capital of Hungary. We leave the boat and board a Bratislava city train for a grand tour of the medieval city. We visit the Bratislava Castle, Slovak PhilharmonicHall and the OperaHouse, among other spots.
"We will strengthen the sense that we all together are responsible for a Europe of peace, democracy, solidarity," Kiska said in front of an audience including EU PresidentDonald Tusk at Bratislava's historic opera house ... at a press conference in Bratislava earlier in the day.