Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

Opera History Courses

Italian Opera: from Rossini to Puccini

From the premiere of The Barber of Seville in 1816 to Turandot in 1926, the whole repertoire of Italian opera comprises 110 years of inexhaustible melody and effortless invention. This period is understood as Italian opera’s Golden Century. During this course we explore the works of the bel canto composers, the dramatic developments of Verdi, and the verismo school.


A Selected Bibliography:
The Golden Century of Italian Opera from Rossini to Puccini

New Looks at Italian Opera: Essays in Honour of Donald J. Grout.

Eyewitness Companions: Opera

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera

The Lives Of The Great Composers: Third Edition

Rossini (Master Musician)

Verdi (The Master Musicians S.)


A Selected Discography:
Bravissimo – The Best of Bel Canto

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri

Rossini: Colbran, The Muse. Joyce DiDonato, mezzo

Juan Diego Flórez – Rossini Arias

Rossini Three Tenors – Bruce Ford, William Matteuzzi, Paul Austin Kelly

The Art of the Prima Donna. Joan Sutherland, sop.

Bellini: Norma

Coloratura Spectacular: Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne & Sumi Jo

Operatic Duets: Jerry Hadley, tenor & Thomas Hampson, baritone

Pavarotti – King of the High Cs

Maria Callas: Rossini & Donizetti Arias

Natalie Dessay ~The Miracle of the Voice

Donizetti: Don Pasquale

Juan Diego Flórez: Donizetti & Bellini Arias

Bel Canto ~ Marcelo Alvarez, tenor

Maria Callas: Verdi Arias, Vol. 1

Maria Callas: Verdi Arias, Vol. 2

Montserrat Caballé: Diva

The Best Opera Album In The World… Ever!

Verismo Arias ~ Jonas Kaufmann, tenor