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Strange Bedfellows Share the Bill at LA Opera

October 30, 2014 | Rick Schultz, MusicalAmerica.com
LOS ANGELES -- Expect the unexpected from Australian director Barrie Kosky. Last season, he made his Los Angeles Opera (and U.S.) debut with his charming silent film- and cartoon-inspired Magic Flute , first seen at Berlin’s Komische Oper, … »Read
 

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Wikileaks, the Musical, Premieres at BAM

October 28, 2014 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- The story of Chelsea Manning, the trans woman once known as Sergeant Bradley Manning, who, in her words, "listened and lip-synced to Lady Gaga's Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American … »Read
 

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Sting Draws from His Past in The Last Ship'

October 28, 2014 | Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- You may be tempted upon leaving Sting's Broadway musical The Last Ship to head straight to a pub to drain a pint and sing some sea shanties. Or maybe go weld something. Or do both. Such are the foot-stomping, testosterone-filled … »Read
 

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Klinghoffer: Orchestra and Chorus, Front and Center

October 24, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The relentless historical and emotional weight of The Death of Klinghoffer is carried not by the victim, Leon Klinghoffer, or even by his Palestinian executioner, Mamoud. It is the opera’s chorus that is charged with recounting … »Read
 

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Domingo in Ho-hum I due Foscari

October 21, 2014 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON -- Last year’s Verdi bicentenary just keeps trundling on. Los Angeles got in early with a new production of I due Foscari in 2012 and now it has reached the Royal Opera, a co-producer along with the Palau de les Arts Reina … »Read
 

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Stravinsky's Rite Gets the Basil Twist

October 20, 2014 | Leslie Kandell, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- An editor's note in Lincoln Center’s White Light program booklet says that this annual fall festival “illuminates the many dimensions of our interior lives.” Basil Twist must have a hell of an interior life: his … »Read
 
 

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