World of Opera
A fiery moment from history becomes an epic opera
Bizet's 'other' opera: overshadowed, yet often overwhelming
Strauss and Hofmannsthal create a masterful, musical mashup
Verdi makes the best of an operatic second chance
A phony formula gets powerful results in Donizetti's "Elixir."
John Adams combines opera and oratorio to tell the Christmas story
Rossini brings out his best to meet a royal challenge
Tchaikovsky turns up the darkness on a Pushkin classic.