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Magic Mountain the Opera is a Tough Climb

June 29, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid, MusicalAmerica.com
POZNAN—In the final stretch of a new stage work here loosely based on Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain , the character of an American woman barges in and declares, “Let’s finally bring this story to an end.” Although … »Read
 

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Player Piano is Star of Nancarrow Festival

June 24, 2015 | Leslie Kandell, MusicalAmerica.com
Current exhibitions of American art in the exciting new Whitney Museum, which opened last month, are decade-specific – except for its Conlon Nancarrow festival, whose baffling title is Anywhere in Time. The festival’s concerts, player … »Read
 

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Ojai Festival, Not for the Faint of Heart

June 19, 2015 | Rick Schultz, MusicalAmerica.com
OJAI, CA--The Ojai Music Festival, which this year ran from June 10 through 14, isn't for sissies. Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris sets a high bar for audiences, and they're usually up to the challenge: People arrived before dawn on Sunday to … »Read
 

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Is Nina Stemme Wearing Out Her Instrument?

June 18, 2015 | Larry L. Lash
VIENNA -- As Vienna’s dreary opera season slogs toward its conclusion on June 30, yet another production that looked good on paper—a revival of Otto Schenk’s 1970 Fidelio starring Nina Stemme, the diva of the moment—failed … »Read
 

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Britten's Aldeburgh Fest, Robust as Ever

June 17, 2015 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
The 68th Aldeburgh Festival, which opened on June 12, is the first since former BBC Proms boss Roger Wright  took over as chief executive of Aldeburgh Music. It is traditional when taking over a high-profile event to take the credit for … »Read
 

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Two Women: Contemporary Opera the Old-fashioned Way

June 16, 2015 | Lawrence B. Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
SAN FRANCISCO – In musical style as well as dramatic temperament, Italian composer Marco Tutino’s new opera Two Women falls somewhere between Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (1890) and Puccini’s La fanciulla del West … »Read
 
 

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