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A New Così at Covent Garden Fails to Launch

September 26, 2016 | Mark Valencia, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON—Mozart and Da Ponte’s “school for lovers” is a working opera house in Jan Philipp Gloger’s new production for the Royal Opera, with Don Alfonso as its sinister director. During the overture a six-strong cast … » Read
 

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“OMG!” LoftOpera’s Così Is Clever, If Not Quite Clever Enough

September 20, 2016 | John Yohalem, MusicalAmerica.com
The alternate title of Mozart’s Così fan tutte is La scuola per amanti —the school for lovers. LoftOpera, the lively little company deployed among the factories and discos of Bushwick (show up early if you want to be sure of a … » Read
 

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David Lang's the loser: Fragile, Beautiful, Forever Lost

September 14, 2016 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
A work of profound darkness and austerity, David Lang's  the loser  was premiered last week as part of the BAM Next Wave festival, with a libretto adapted by the composer from a novel by Thomas Bernhard. It’s a monodrama, here … » Read
 

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Sonya Yoncheva Soars in ROH's Crucifix-laden Norma

September 14, 2016 | Mark Valencia, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON—Roman Catholic imagery abounds in Àlex Ollé’s new production of Norma for the Royal Opera, the first staging in 30 years by a company that used regularly to host both Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland in the title … » Read
 

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Avant-gardist Charlotte Moorman Celebrated in Style in NYU Exhibition

September 12, 2016 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
American cellist Charlotte Moorman, ferocious advocate of the avant-garde in the 1960s through the 1980s and currently the subject of an engrossing exhibit at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, never crossed paths with Serge Diaghilev. … » Read
 

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Some Progress at the NYC Opera

September 12, 2016 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--Things may be looking up for the reconstituted New York City Opera. It launched its 2016-17 season Sept. 8 in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with a pairing of Rachmaninoff’s Aleko and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci … » Read
 
 

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