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Met's Macbeth Somewhat Anemic

September 30, 2014 | John Yohalem, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--Verdi once said of his Lady Macbeth, “She shouldn’t sing at all … I would rather her voice were rough, hollow stifled,” and these unwary words have been used to justify all manner of vocal mayhem. It is unusual … »Read
 

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A Swaggering New Don Launches Lyric's 60th Anniversary

September 29, 2014 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—Lyric Opera of Chicago is celebrating its 60th anniversary by going back to its roots. On Saturday the company opened its season with a new production of Don Giovanni, the work the company used to introduce itself to Chicago in … »Read
 

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Nelsons's Big Night in Boston--Two Critics Weigh in

September 29, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Andris Nelsons launched his tenure as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 15th music director Saturday night in Boston's Symphony Hall to a warm and welcoming crowd, according to eyewitnesses. As Jeremy Eichler points out in his Boston Globe … »Read
 

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A Very Non-regie Nozze di Figaro Opens Met Season

September 25, 2014 | Christopher Corwin, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK—In the months leading up to the fall season, operagoers held their collective breath as the Metropolitan Opera and its 15 unions negotiated a deal that squared with both sides. At the 11th hour, they did manage to come to terms, … »Read
 

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D.C. Opera Opens with a Colorful Bore

September 23, 2014 | Simon Chin, MusicalAmerica.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Comparisons, as the saying goes, are odious. But with an opera like Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas , which opened the Washington National Opera’s season Saturday night at the Kennedy Center, they … »Read
 

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San Francisco and MTT Go Spatial

September 22, 2014 | Georgia Rowe, MusicalAmerica.com
SAN FRANCISCO--Something is happening in this city. A new wave of techies has moved into town, sending home prices up and the median age down. You see them everywhere, driving their smart cars and displaying their tattoos. And these days, you see … »Read
 
 

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