The 2014/15 Kentucky Opera season will launch in September with FIDELIO, Beethoven’s only opera, and perhaps one of the most interesting productions of the Classical Age.
Coming shortly after following an historic security breach, Opera's own hack is still under investigation. It goes without saying that while it is only Opera Sync data that may have been compromised, if you are in the habit of using the same passwords for multiple sites and services, now is the time to start changing them.
It might seem strange that one of the most innovative and talented composers in the history of Western music, the man who single-handedly revolutionized the symphony, string quartet, and piano sonata in the early 19th century, should write only one opera. Music seemed to flow naturally from Beethoven. It’s true that, unlike Mozart, his music did not emerge with seemingly effortless facility; we know from his sketchbooks and letters something of the struggles he endured to compose. But it was almost always produced with supreme artistry and, yes, genius. Nobody questions Beethoven’s gift.