Offer patrons the easiest and most rewarding way to enjoy opera! The Black Dog Opera presents the world’s most beloved operas, written by the most respected composers and performed by the most talented vocalists, conductors, choirs, and orchestras. Each program consists of three CDs (one introductory CD and two CDs containing the complete opera), packaged in sturdy albums for years of library circulation.
The introductory disc includes the following:
- Background information on the composer and the librettist
- The development and history of the opera
- The cultural, social, and political atmosphere of the time in which the opera was written
- The influence the opera had on the society of its time and the opera’s relevance today
- Character analysis
- The story of the opera, including a synopsis of each act and scene
- A biography of each lead performer
The other two discs contain the complete opera in its original language.
Aida audio preview
The Marriage of Figaro audio preview