Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

Opera History Courses

The Operas of Verdi & Wagner

2013 marks the joint bicentenary of two of the most influential opera composers of the 19th century. Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner came to epitomise Italian and German Romantic opera, respectively. In this course we compare and contrast the very different oeuvres of this two giants of the opera world.


A Selected Discography:

Verdi: Nabucco

Callas – Verdi Arias, Vol. 1

Callas – Verdi Arias, Vol. 2

Jonas Kaufmann: Wagner Arias

Verdi: I Lombardi

The Essential Wagner

Dame Gwyneth Jones sings Wagner

Montserrat Caballé: Diva

Coloratura Spectacular: Joan Sutherland, Sumi Jo & Marilyn Horne

Jerry Hadley & Thomas Hampson: Operatic Duets

Wagner: An Introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen

Twilight Of The Gods – The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection

Lucia Popp – Opera Arias

Marcelo Alvarez. Bel Canto

Essential Opera

The Best Opera Album In The World… Ever!

The Anna Russell Album

Luciano Pavarotti: King of the High C’s

Joan Sutherland: The Art of the Prima Donna

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Highlights)

Verdi: La Forza del Destino


A Selected Bibliography:


The Faber Pocket Guide to Wagner

Verdi (The Master Musicians)

The Lives Of The Great Composers: Third Edition

The Good Wagner Opera Guide

The Golden Century of Italian Opera from Rossini to Puccini

Opera and Its Symbols: The Unity of Words, Music, and Staging

Wagner’s “Ring”: An Introduction to The Ring of the Nibelung

The Pocket Kobbe’s Opera Book

Eyewitness Companions: Opera

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera