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In Lyric’s Tosca, Everything Old Is New Again

January 27, 2015 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—It was no surprise that Tosca would be part of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 60 th- anniversary season. Lyric presented Puccini’s perennially popular melodrama about lust, love, and revolution during its inaugural season in … »Read
 

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Górecki's Fourth: Monumental Work, Monumental Performance

January 26, 2015 | Rick Schultz, MusicalAmerica.com
LOS ANGELES -- From startling opening whacks on three bass drums and the entrance of obbligato piano and organ with dissonant fortissimo clusters, the Fourth Symphony of Henryk Górecki [pictured] isn't pretty, but it is beautiful. … »Read
 

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Matthew Polenzani's Recital Tour Gets Underway

January 23, 2015 | Simon Chin, MusicalAmerica.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Matthew Polenzani is enjoying a rich vein of artistic form and a successful operatic career. Last season, the American tenor sang several leading roles in major houses: Ferrando and the Duke of Mantua at the Met, Des Grieux at … »Read
 

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Covent Garden’s “New” Opera-in-Aspic Andrea Chénier

January 22, 2015 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON -- It is quite a time to be presented with an opera about mayhem on the streets of France. In Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, the poet wields his pen against hypocrisy, giving pause for thought just two weeks after satirical … »Read
 

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Sunken Cathedral: The Music-making Would Have Been Enough

January 21, 2015 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- A black egg; an enormous gem; a message tucked inside a hollow book; a clock that doubles as a door to another world: composer/performer Bora Yoon's  Sunken Cathedral is seeded with a wealth of beautiful and evocative images. But … »Read
 

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A Brilliant New Partnership Between the Royal Opera and the Roundhouse

January 16, 2015 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON -- It has taken the Royal Opera almost 70 years to get round to its first staging of Monteverdi’s Orfeo , and in putting right the omission it has mounted the chamber opera not in its own studio space but in a locomotive shed. Dry … »Read
 
 

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