Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

Opera History Courses

The History of Opera Part I & II

Starting in early 17th-century Florence and focusing on the works of key composers from Monteverdi and Cavalli to Handel, Gluck and Mozart, and to 19th-century grand opera, this course follows the development of the genre from its first masterpieces. We explore the worlds of opera seria and opera buffa, while enjoying musical examples from the greatest composers.


A Selected Discography:

La Pellegrina. 1589 Intermedi. Andrew Parrot, cond.

Montiverdi’s L’Orfeo. G Garrido, cond.

Monteverdi: L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs)

Janet Baker

Lully: Les Divertissements de Versailles

Lully: Atys (Les Arts Florissants/William Christie)

Blow: Venus and Adonis

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Vivaldi: Operas

Vivaldi – Arie d’Opera

Vivaldi: Arie per tenore

Handel – Opera Arias & Cantatas. María Bayo, sop.

‘Ah! mio cor’ Handel: Arias. Magdalena Kozena, mezzo.

Mark Padmore – As steals the morn (Handel arias & scenes for tenor)

Handel;Arias for Montagnana. David Thomas, bass.

Gay: The Beggar’s Opera

Ombre De Mon Amant – French Baroque Arias. Anne Sophie von Otter

Rameau – Pygmalion (Les Arts Florissants/William Christie)

Gluck: Le Cinesi

Baroque Opera Arias: Carolyn Watkinson

Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride

Mozart: Arias. Vasselina Kasarova, mezzo. Sir Colin Davis, cond.

Mozart: Idomeneo

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Abduction from the Seraglio

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

Bryn Terfel sings Tutto Mozart!

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte

Diana Damrau ~ Arie di Bravura (Mozart, Salieri, Righini)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

Rossini Favourite Arias

Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri (highlights)

Rossini Three Tenors – Ford . Matteuzzi . Austin Kelly

Rossini: Colbran, The Muse; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo.

Bravissimo – Best of Bel Canto

Montserrat Caballé: Diva

Pavarotti – King of the High Cs

Bellini: Norma. Gruberova/Garanca/Machado/Miles

Bel Canto. Marcelo Alvarez, tenor

Jerry Hadley & Thomas Hampson; Operatic Duets

Donizetti: Don Pasquale

Donizetti & Bellini Arias. Juan Diego Florez, tenor

Coloratura Spectacular. Sutherland, Horne, Jo

Natalie Dessay ~ Miracle of the Voice

The Best Opera Album In The World Ever

Lucia Popp – Opera Arias

The Essential Wagner

Twilight Of The Gods – The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection

R Strauss: Famous Scenes

R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (highlights)