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Rossini's Otello Gets LoftOpera Legitimacy

March 21, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, MusicalAmerica.com
On a dilapidated stretch of Bushwick, outside the door of a nondescript Brooklyn warehouse, five large plastic letters rest next to a dumpster, their Bob Fosse-esque electric bulbs spelling "O-P-E-R-A." Other than a cheerful man at the door, this … » Read
 

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Mark Morris Reprises His Two Operas at BAM

March 21, 2017 | Leslie Kandell, MusicalAmerica.com
The odd, affecting Mark Morris: Two Operas , viewed March 16 on the  first  of a five-day run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, suggested the creative artistry of its choreographer/director/conductor. The one-act operas’ disparate … » Read
 

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Met Fidelio Revival Does Not Live Up to Its Past

March 20, 2017 | John Yohalem, MusicalAmerica.com
Fidelio is a masterpiece and a work whose message of all-sacrificing love as the response to tyranny never goes out of fashion. Therefore it must be revived now and then, whether you have the performers for it or not. It’s tricky. The … » Read
 

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Roomful of Teeth Chews Flawlessly at the Ecstatic Music Festival

March 16, 2017 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
Roomful of Teeth's most obvious strength is its members’ mastery of extended techniques—overtone singing, guttural grunts, extravagant timbres, vocal percussion—often learned from studying with practitioners of non-Western … » Read
 

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Dinner at Eight Fails to Sate the Appetite

March 16, 2017 | Thomas May, MusicalAmerica.com
ST. PAUL, MI--Minnesota Opera has long had in place a vigorous program to promote the creation of contemporary works. Dinner at Eight is the latest of these and brings the tally of new operas that the company has produced to 45. For this project, … » Read
 

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In Long Beach, The [Im]Perfect American Gets Its U.S. Premiere

March 15, 2017 | Richard S. Ginell, MusicalAmerica.com
LONG BEACH, CA—To this day, it is almost impossible to raise a child in America without encountering Walt Disney. His characters, the merchandising of them, the theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, and media platforms that bear the imprint … » Read
 
 

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