Backstage at the Opera

The Hogarth Etchings

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Productions, The Rake's Progress

The works of a seventeenth century visual artist are surprisingly of central importance to Igor Stravinsky twentieth century operatic masterpiece The Rake’s Progress. Painter, printmaker and cartoonist William Hogarth (1697-1764) was the leading artistic figure of British art in the mid-eighteenth century and a proponent…

5 Tips Before Going to Your First Opera

Posted by Amanda Moreton in Tips and Info

  1. What is opera? Opera has been around for hundreds of years but that doesn’t make it old news. Opera is an exciting display of incredible singing, costuming, scenery, and plots filled with life, death, love, tragedy, and so much more.  “Opera” is plural…