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screenshot.49Opera Vivrà aims to fuel the passion of opera lovers and spark interest in those unfamiliar with opera. We realize our mission with casual blog posts, original artist biographies, informative articles, and in-depth features. Opera Vivrà covers present and emerging artists, as well as performers of times long gone; sometimes obscure and sadly, nearly forgotten artists. We embrace the past, present and future of opera. To learn more about our team, content and how to support us, browse the about sections list in the right-hand sidebar.

History

Gandi-Tenori.comGrandi-Tenori.com was an e-library with biographies and articles on tenors, historical and contemporary, extended with rich analysis of renditions of arias, news on promising tenors and debates on tenors’ vocal qualities, stage presence and interpretation. It was also a meeting place for opera lovers, be it mere aficionados or singers, professional as well as young and aspiring. One of the aims of the site was to put aficionados of vocal art together and promote young artists who otherwise lack exposure. Grandi-Tenori.com was live for over a decade and discontinued by the end of 2010. OperaVivra.com was launched in the last quarter of 2011, in part as a spiritual successor to Grandi-Tenori.com, with a similar purpose, but covering all voice types.

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The United States Copyright law of 1976 [17 USC § 107] says: “Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A [17 USC sects 106, 106A], the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

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In compliance with the above regulations, the usage at OperaVivra.com of a sound file excerpt(s), photos, text or graphics are strictly for non-profit educational purposes and intended to inform, illustrate and convey sound and visual perception with respect to a point(s) made in the text(s).  If you believe there is a case of infringement, please contact us though the contact form.

 

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