In Italian with English Captions
By 1910, when the great Czech soprano Emmy Destinn (1878-1930) created Minnie in La fanciulla del West, she was a celebrated diva. She appeared regularly in Berlin, at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden (her Butterfly was unforgettable)...
Giacomo Puccini was born in 1858, during the glory days of Italian opera. When Puccini died in 1924, the world was a different place; fascism was taking root in the young nation of Italy, America was...
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