Month: April 2016

One man’s mass production of opera

Around 170 dramatic secular and 40 dramatic sacred works: this is the number of works that Italian composer Antonio Draghi created over the course of 30 years. He is said to have written around 6 operas per year on average – with a creative peak of 11 operas in 1685 alone. In the two collections of the music […]

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Get set, #Europeana280 – join us as we celebrate Europe’s art history the digital way

Today, we’re excited to kickstart Europeana 280, our cross-border campaign to get Europe excited about its shared art heritage and celebrate our new site, Europeana Art. We’re launching our unfolding virtual exhibition, Faces of Europe, bringing together magnificent artworks from all 29 countries taking part in the campaign. The introductory part published today gives a […]

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The Latvian “nightingale” Elfrīda Pakule

Historical sound recordings are treasures that, since the end of 19th century, inform us about musical life, about performers and about musical interpretation. We would like to tell you about one of the great 20th century Latvian opera voices, a coloratura soprano, whose recording legacy is a powerful witness to her remarkable voice.

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