View Full Version : New Section: Loge's Hidden Operatic Gems

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
September 14th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Our member Loge is a very gifted writer and a profound connoisseur of the operatic art form. We are proud to have him on board. Loge writes his contributions mainly in Spanish, since he is a native of Spain. Those among us who speak Spanish can read his delightful posts in our International area, Spanish section.

However, his contributions are of such a high level of quality that our Administrator and Chief Editor Schigolch has been kindly translating Loge's articles into English so that more members can benefit from Loge's excellent operatic knowledge.

We have decided to give to Loge's contributions a more honorable place in Opera Lively's offerings, and we have created a section for him, in our Exclusive Articles section. It's called "Loge's Hidden Operatic Gems" and it will contain Loge's keen analyses of important operas that are not as often talked about as they deserve.

The first three articles are already there, about Gounod's Mireille, HalÚvy's La Juive, and Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable.

Since Loge has already treated us to his extensive analysis of the Zarzuela genre (the Spanish brand of musical theater) and the new section will be, so to speak, Loge's English-language home on Opera Lively, I've included there as well his spectacular article "Around the World in Twelve Zarzuelas, and One Prologue," also translated into English by Schigolch.



Our thanks to Loge for sharing his knowledge with us, and to Schigolch for making it more accessible.