Tag: Verdi

  • Scarlatti and Rossini Prove That Cat-Inspired Composing Is Hundreds of Years Old

    Scarlatti and Rossini Prove That Cat-Inspired Composing Is Hundreds of Years Old

    We’ve written on cats in classical music before, so this should come as no surprise to the casual Flypaper reader, but, yes, we are that excited. “Cat mania” has certainly reached new heights in the Internet Age, with “Grumpy Cat” earning over twenty million views on YouTube and searches for “cat merchandise” yielding over ten thousand results…

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  • Intimidated by Opera? Here Are 5 Ways You Can Dive in as a Beginner

    Intimidated by Opera? Here Are 5 Ways You Can Dive in as a Beginner

    Tom Hanks: “Do you mind this music? Do you like opera?” Denzel Washington: “I am…not that familiar with opera.” For many, the question isn’t whether or not they like opera — it’s whether or not they’ve ever taken the time to find out. Opera tends to play a cameo role in our culture, hovering around the…

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