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Muti Closes Chicago Season with Italy’s Greatest Hits

June 26, 2017 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO–The lap of luxury isn’t always the likes of a villa in Southern France or the soft leather seat of a deluxe car. It was available to anyone sitting in Chicago’s Symphony Center this past weekend for the final concerts of … » Read
 

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Milhaud’s La mère coupable, Garage-style

June 23, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, MusicalAmerica.com
Of the three “Figaro” plays by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais (1732-1799), two have been transformed into a couple of the world's best-known operas: Rossini's Le Barbier de Séville and Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro . The … » Read
 

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ROH and the German Singing Machine Have a Hit! Mostly.

June 23, 2017 | Mark Valencia, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON—With a June heatwave in full swing we have the hottest ticket of 2017: a new Otello from the Royal Opera with Jonas Kaufmann in his role debut as the Moor and Antonio Pappano conducting. In a year that has seen Anna Netrebko withdraw … » Read
 

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A Brand New Hamlet Premieres at Glyndebourne

June 20, 2017 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON--Brett Dean is nothing if not brave. Many a composer has set out on the Everest of writing an opera based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet . With its clearly delineated characters, dramatic passion, and multiple deaths, it is easy to see the … » Read
 

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Three Way, an Opera About Sex in Three Acts

June 19, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, MusicalAmerica.com
It's not every day that an opera includes a sexual robot, whips, gags, handcuffs, and an orgy, but that's what Robert Paterson and David Cote have concocted in Three Way , given its New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's intimate … » Read
 

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In L.A., Lou Harrison's Young Caesar Finds Success at Last

June 16, 2017 | Richard S. Ginell, MusicalAmerica.com
LOS ANGELES--If the troubled history of Lou Harrison’s problem-child opera Young Caesar can be compared to that of any other work in the musical theater world, one candidate would be Leonard Bernstein’s Candide . Both pieces were … » Read
 
 

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