Category Archives: Opera

Giacomo Puccini – Life Imitating Art

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Day 206 of Colourisation Project – November 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. If there is any doubt as to whether life imitates art,…

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Kathryn Grayson – Hollywood Soprano

Day 286 of Colourisation Project – February 17 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she was better known as MGM musical star, … Continue reading

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Richard Wagner – Love Him or Hate Him

Day 282 of Colourisation Project – February 13 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born in 1813 in Leipzig, Germany, Richard Wagner was one of the world’s most influential—and controversial—composers, … Continue reading

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Lina Cavalieri – Venus on Earth

Day 232 of Colourisation Project – December 25 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Italian writer and poet, Gab­ri­ele D’Annunzio, called her “the personification of Venus on earth” and wrote that … Continue reading

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Maria Callas – La Divina

Day 209 of Colourisation Project – December 2 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. New York City-born Greek soprano, Maria Callas, one of the most renowned and influential opera singers … Continue reading

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Giacomo Puccini – Life Imitating Art

Day 206 of Colourisation Project – November 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. If there is any doubt as to whether life imitates art, you need delve no further … Continue reading

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Gioachino Rossini – Maestro Chef

Day 190 of Colourisation Project – November 13 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the world’s finest composers 146 years … Continue reading

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