Want to traverse 800 years of music history in a single evening? Note this upcoming concert in Miller Theater. “Music Hum in a Day” is a special concert/lecture written, directed, produced and performed by Columbia students, with a focus on Music Humanities. The performers will include members of Columbia Classical Performers, fourbythree, and the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard program. More details available on the event page in Facebook. Don’t miss it!
Many of the Music Humanities sections are focusing on Verdi’s “La Traviata” this semester. Did you know that there is also streaming video of this opera available through the Libraries?
The Opera in Video database offers two full, streaming performances of “Traviata”. Of the two, one offers subtitles in English and other languages. We’re guessing that the subtitled one is the most useful, so it’s the first listed below, but we’re including a link to the second as well, for any of you Italian speakers (or if you want to just compare performances).
Below are links to “La Traviata” on the Opera in Video database (full cast details available on site). Access from any campus computer, or log in with your UNI and password for off-campus access:
http://opiv.alexanderstreet.com/View/553189 (English subtitles available via drop-down menu)
Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano; Orchestra of the Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Ballet of the Teatro Alla Scala, Milano, Lorin Maazel (cond.)
ArtHaus Musik, 2007
http://opiv.alexanderstreet.com/View/592099 (NOTE: no subtitles for this production)
Madrid Symphony Orchestra & Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
Jésus López-Cobos (cond.)
Opus Arte, 2005
Several performances of La Traviata on DVD are also available on Reserve in the Music & Arts Library in 701 Dodge. Ask for them at the circulation desk. These Reserve DVDs can be checked out for 2 hours, and some may be borrowed on overnight loan.
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