Once or Twice a Fortnight (OTF for short) is my contribution to OperaLively, and regularly features complete operas, with my personal thoughts, additional musical illustrations and links to key material (such as synopses and libretti).
OTF is more than just Opera – sometimes, we venture into other vocal, lyrical or sacred works, and even leave the tight box of the vocal genres to explore different music.
I usually provide notifications on the ITYWLTMT Fan Page on Facebook when I issue a new OTF post, as they are not delivered on specific dates of the month (like I do for Quinze que j’en pense).
In addition to the below links to the material, you can access most of the posts on special compilation pages maintained by OperaLively and accessible in the “Exclusive Articles” area of the site. At the time of writing this post, there are two OTF pages: Page 1 and 2).
Complete Operas (In Alphabetical Order by Composer)
21-Apr-12 Beethoven - Fidelio
20-Oct-12 Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore
2-May-12 Estacio – Filumena
4-Jun-12 Massenet – Werther
31-Oct-12 Menotti - The Medium
14-Sep-12 Mozart - Idomeneo, re di Creta
28-Sep-12 Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro
25-Nov-12 Puccini – Il Tabarro (Trittico #1)
10-Dec-12 Puccini - Suor Angelica (Trittico #2)
21-Dec-12 Puccini - Gianni Schicchi (Trittico #3)
23-May-12 Rubenstein - The Demon
31-Dec-11 J. Strauss II - Die Fledermaus ()
13-May-12 R. Strauss - Der Resenkavalier
18-Jun-12 Thomas – Mignon
Other Music Posts (In order of publoication)
9-Jan-12 Mr. Liszt Goes to the Opera
17-Jan-12 Mr. Thalberg Goes to the Opera
7-Apr-12 Mahler's Resurrection Symphony
Miscellaneous (In order of publoication)
14-Dec-11 Once or Twice a Fortnight (BM de MQCD)
26-Jan-12 Opera Podcasts
26-Dec-12 Il Trittico - The Recordings
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