Opera (18 Artists) 18 of 23 Genres

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The history of Opera: In Florence (Italy), a small group of artists, statesmen, writers and musicians known as the Florentine Camerata decided to recreate the storytelling of Greek drama through music. Enter Jacopo Peri (1561–1633), who composed Dafne (1597), which many consider to be the first opera. Opera unites music, poetry, drama, and spectacle in the most elaborate and expensive of all art forms.

There are 18 links to Opera singers in this blog:

Emaine Beasha
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Beasha, Emaine (13 yrs old). Born in Amman, Jordan. “Nesson Dorma” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/0sNuu6bjUq0) (RQ 9).

Laura Bretan
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Bretan, Laura (19 yrs old). From Chicago, IL. “O Mio Bambino Cara” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/NN41tp2TH94) (RQ 10).

Victory Brinker
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Brinker, Victory (9 yrs old). From Latrobe, PA. “Juliet’s Waltz” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/vrRfBmMWpLY) (RQ 7).

Joyce DiDonato
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DiDonato, Joyce (1969- ). From Prairie Village, KS.“Lascia e Piango” Post 39 (https://youtu.be/AkGY2lmWzVM) (RQ 9).

Placido Domingo
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Domingo, Placido (1941- ). From Madrid, Spain.“Perhaps Love” (with John Denver) Post 39 (https://youtu.be/toYfeN0ACDw) (RQ 8).

Melean Ernman
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Ernman, Melean (1970- ). From Uppsala, Sweden. “LaVoix” Post 39 (https://youtu.be/5WH2OwJeMBE) (RQ 8).

Renee Flemming
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Flemming, Renee (1959- ). From Indiana, PA.“Oxygen” Post 39 (https://youtu.be/mJC8LB_9mG0) (RQ 9).

Melanie Garcia
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Garcia, Melanie (13 yrs old). From Valencia, Spain. “Viva Por Ella” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/0l-4zjkXXB4) (RQ 8).

Vittorio Grigolo
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Grigolo, Vittorio (1977- ). From Arezzo, Italy. “Cosi” Post 39 (https://youtu.be/yBSWBbyQWZ4) (Rq 9).

Claudia Harrison
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Harrison, Claudia (18 yrs old, surfer). From Canberra, Australia. “O Mio Bambino Cara” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/hxn3k7wmC8Y) (RQ 9).

Solomia Lukyanets
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Lukyanets, Solomia (21 yrs old). From Kiev, Ukraine. “Time To Say Goodbye” Post 37 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=9C2T0kwhj3s&feature=share) (RQ 8).

Anna Netrebko
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Netrebko, Anna (49 yrs old). From Krasnodar, Russia. “O Mio Bambino Cara” Post 39 (https://youtu.be/9YPRTMhEOPM) (RQ 9).

Top Ten Opera Songs
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Opera Songs. “Top 10” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/5ZDGPKcEPJ8) (RQ 9).

Luciano Pavarotti
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Pavarotti, Luciano (1935-2007). From Modena, Italy. “Una Furtiva Lagrima” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/2J7JM0tGgRY) (RQ 9).

Peking Opera
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Peking Opera. “Hello China” Post 48 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=PnMRIzpO4nU&feature=share) (RQ 8).

Sir George Solti
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Solti, Sir George (1912-1997). From Budapest, Hungary. “Der Ring Des Nibelungen” Post 39 (https://youtu.be/yOp8-vpEK9I) (RQ 10.

Amira Willinghagen
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Willinghagen, Amira (18 yrs old). From Nijmegen, Netherlands. “Gabriella’s Song” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/rEilx2mbrO4) (RQ 10).