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The Dictator’s Wife: 'Rather Thin Stuff'

January 17, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Creating and producing new American operas has apparently become a growth industry. Last weekend, just as the Prototype festival of opera and music theater was finishing up in New York, the Washington National Opera offered … » Read
 

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City Opera Candide: Not Quite 'The Best,' but Getting There

January 12, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK — As Americans dwell on what looks increasingly to become the worst of all possible worlds, what better time than the present to explore “the best of all possible worlds”? Such is the hero’s quest in … » Read
 

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HK Gruber, Emanuel Ax, and Alan Gilbert, in His Element

January 10, 2017 | Leslie Kandell, MusicalAmerica.com
In choosing to step down as music director of the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert has freed himself to design a final season doing what he does best. He has built creative--sometimes antic--programs, thereby styling his podium presence as he … » Read
 

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UK's National Youth Orchestra 'Astonishes' the Critic

January 10, 2017 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
Anyone fearing for the future of orchestral music in the U.K. should look no further than the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO), which finished its winter tour in rousing style in London’s Royal Festival Hall on Jan. 7. A … » Read
 

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Mata Hari: Her Story Is Better Told in Lulu

January 9, 2017 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--The first curtain to rise Thursday night at this year's PROTOTYPE Festival of new operas was unusually long, lacy, and translucent: an embroidered scrim that could serve as the screen for luridly colored projections, or a veil, teasing … » Read
 

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Met's Roméo et Juliette: When 'New' Does Not Mean Improved

January 6, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK—Prompted by the production that began its run at the Metropolitan Opera on New Year’s Eve, The New York Times and The New Yorker have each proclaimed Roméo et Juliette to be Gounod’s best opera. Who knows whether … » Read
 
 

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