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In Salzburg, Stand-in Lady Macbeth Stunningly 'Gets' Her

August 18, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SALZBURG—In just a few seconds before the first notes of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk were sounded here, Katerina Izmaylova, the opera’s protagonist, revealed something important about herself. The wife of a merchant … » Read
 

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Peter Sellars and Cohorts Inflict Harm on Mozart’s Final Opera

August 16, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SALZBURG—During the overture of La Clemenza di Tito in the Salzburg Festival’s new production of Mozart’s opera, an elaborate pantomime takes place depicting the arrival in Rome of refugees from an unknown place. After bestowing … » Read
 

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Salzburg Aida: All One Could Hope For--Musically

August 14, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SALZBURG—The Salzburg Festival has a new artistic director, Markus Hinterhäuser, and if the banner array of operas this summer is any indication, the future could be bright. Leading conductors, among them Riccardo Muti, Franz … » Read
 

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Time Spans Festival: Five Nights of New Music at the DiMenna Center

August 11, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK – After two seasons in Crested Butte, CO, the Time Spans music festival has found a new home at New York’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Presented by the Earle Brown Music Foundation (EBMF), the five-concert festival … » Read
 

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Bayreuth's Hits (New Meistersinger) & Misses (Katharina's Tristan)

August 9, 2017 | Mark Valencia, MusicalAmerica.com
BAYREUTH—Couple a visionary mind to a stimulating subject and anything can happen, especially when that mind belongs to Barrie Kosky [left]. The artistic director of Berlin’s Komische Oper has gifted the Bayreuth Festival a new … » Read
 

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Bayreuth Ring: Regietheater Distorts Valhalla

August 7, 2017 | Mark Valencia, MusicalAmerica.com
Opera in Germany has an embarrassment of means for a paucity of riches. With upwards of 80 lyric houses to feed and just the standard repertory operas to do it with, the nation has developed a terror of repeating itself. With Bizet’s Carmen … » Read
 
 

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