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Opera Quarterly - Stormy Weather


April is known as the month of all kinds of weather – also on Opera Quarterly. Find all the different musical descriptions of weather phenomenon in opera history in our recent playlist featuring the opening of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and Rossini’s famous thunder storm in “Il barbiere di Siviglia” as well as the one from the final of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” always providing the perfect atmosphere for dramatic action. This also can be found in several arias, where the explosion of emotions is even more stirring than any real thunder storm. But don’t forget: April showers bring May flowers.