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The Met’s New Cav/Pag: A Double Bill, Half Successful

April 17, 2015 | Fred Cohn, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK—In his new production of the Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci double bill at the Metropolitan Opera, viewed April 14, director David McVicar takes wildly dissimilar approaches to the two works. He stages Cavalleria as a stark, … »Read
 

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“Before Bach”: A Best Case Performance of Purcell’s Dido

April 16, 2015 | John Yohalem, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK—There is a moment at roughly the middle of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas , between the scene of the witches casting their spells on the Queen of Carthage and the royal hunt that follows, when an orchestra may retune itself. This … »Read
 

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Ian Bostridge Launches 'War' Recital Tour in Berkeley

April 14, 2015 | Georgia Rowe, MusicalAmerica.com
BERKELEY, CA--Last year’s World War I centenary inspired numerous music programs, but none may have been as incisive— or as unrelentingly dark—as Ian Bostridge’s April 12 recital, presented by Cal Performances in Hertz … »Read
 

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American Modern Ensemble Launches Cutting Edge Fest

April 13, 2015 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- The American Modern Ensemble, under the baton of Robert Paterson, opened the 18th season of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival on April 8, and the nature of the pieces, combined with the lounge-like ambience of the basement … »Read
 

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Chicago Lyric's Carousel Has Its Ups and Downs

April 13, 2015 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—Lyric Opera of Chicago’s latest offering in its multi-year survey of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals is a mixed blessing. Carousel, which opened Saturday night at the Civic Opera House and continues through May 3, contains … »Read
 

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Opera for TV Returns, Serial-style

April 7, 2015 | Richard S. Ginell, MusicalAmerica.com
Operas written for television were common in the early days of TV. Starting in 1951 with Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, the number of them in the 1950s and 1960s was impressive, with Bohuslav Martinu, Norman Dello Joio, … »Read
 
 

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