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An Unlikely Double Bill Succeeds in Santa Fe

August 22, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
SANTA FE—Moving away from the high drama of its 2014 season, the lighter side of Santa Fe Opera’s season delivered laudable new productions of comedic classics. Perhaps the high point was Donizetti's rollicking comedy Don Pasquale … »Read
 

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In Chicago: Two World Premieres, Al Fresco Style

August 20, 2014 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—The Grant Park Music Festival closed its 80th-anniversary season with two premieres reflecting thoroughly modern issues. The Legend of the Northern Lights by Christopher Theofanidis, for orchestra, narrator, and video, performed … »Read
 

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Santa Fe Opera's New Bottles, Part II

August 19, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
In his review yesterday , Paul du Quenoy called Carmen and Fidelio “the two most enduring classics” of the Santa Fe Opera’s five-work season, noting how both “feature politicized reinterpretations by their respective … »Read
 

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In Santa Fe: Old Wine, New Bottles, Part I

August 18, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
SANTA FE, NM--At a time of crushing budget crises and fierce labor disputes, few opera companies today show the daring of the vaunted Santa Fe Opera. All five of this season's productions are new. Beethoven's Fidelio and Mozart's L'Impresario (on … »Read
 

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A Chilling War Requiem vs. an Insulting Die Zauberflöte

August 12, 2014 | Larry L. Lash, MusicalAmerica.com
BREGENZ--World War I began on July 28, 1914. The Wiener Symphoniker, which has its summer home at Bregenz, some time ago programmed Benjamin Britten’s majestic, chilling War Requiem for the exact centennial of the date. Who knew the world … »Read
 

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Another Baroque Milestone for Mark Morris

August 11, 2014 | Christopher Corwin, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--In one of this city’s most highly anticipated events of the summer, the Mark Morris Dance Group returned Aug. 7 to the Mostly Mozart Festival for the New York premiere of Acis and Galatea . Co-commissioned by Lincoln Center, … »Read
 
 

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