Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/16/2011
Nixon in China
Excerpts of "L'Italiani in Algeri"
Two operas about foreign travel, in celebration of summer vacation. First we heard "Nixon in China," in honor of yesterday (7/16), the 40th anniversary of Nixon's announcement of the upcoming trip to China. Also, "L'Italiana in Algeri" premiered on May 22, 1813 in Venice, on the very day that Johanna Rosine was birthing Richard Wagner in Leipzig.