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Les Vepres Siciliennes

Les Vȇpres Siciliennes at Caramoor

David Browning | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
David Browning

Five-act French "grand" operas are a puzzle. They were of a time and place, and very popular indeed in that time and place, namely early- to mid-19th century Paris.

Bells are Ringing: Les vêpres siciliennes at Caramoor

Opera Teen | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
Opera Teen

On Saturday, Caramoor presented Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes as the first part of their 2013 Bel Canto at Caramoor series. At Caramoor, there has been a consistent tradition of high quality concert performances with world class singers. Saturday was no exception.

Verdi by the Numbers

John Mauceri | Posted 04.18.2013 | Arts
John Mauceri

A small blip in the history of opera occurred this week in Bilbao, Spain. It occurred a few seconds after the curtain came down on the dress rehearsal of Verdi's 1855 French opera, les Vêpres siciliennes.