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Swedish Radio Choir Excels in the Ethereal

November 22, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
NEW YORK--Choral repertoire doesn't get more exotic—or challenging—than what the Swedish Radio Choir brought to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin on November 14 under its Chief Conductor Peter Dijkstra. One of the final events of … » Read
 

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Jonas Kaufmann 'Suffers' for His Art, According to New Biography

November 21, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
It’s not easy being the world’s greatest tenor. In a new biography by Thomas Voigt, currently available in the U.K. and Europe [or directly from Orion books ], tenor Jonas Kaufmann speaks poignantly about everything from the physical … » Read
 

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ICE and Composer Marcos Balter en Famille at Miller Theater

November 21, 2017 | Christian Carey, Musical America
NEW YORK - Marcos Balter [pictured] is a prolific and sought-after composer entering midcareer with a head of steam. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, he spent the latter part of his training in Chicago, getting a doctorate at Northwestern under … » Read
 

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Washington National Opera's Not-so-enchanting Alcina

November 20, 2017 | Simon Chin, Musical America
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Opera seria, with its relentless succession of recitatives and interminable arias, is no one's idea of a present-day box office smash. Yet in Handel's day, his Italian opera, Alcina , from 1735, was a runaway hit in London, … » Read
 

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Marnie(s) at ENO Fails to Live Up to the Muhly Hype

November 20, 2017 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
LONDON—There is no escaping composer Nico Muhly in the U.K. right now. His music fills BBC Television’s Sunday night primetime slot, a serialization of E.M. Forster’s Howards End . (Not everyone approves. “The BBC is … » Read
 

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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes: Piggyback Ride to Nowhere New

November 17, 2017 | Rachel Straus, Musical America
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 classic film The Red Shoes was a surprise hit with audiences because of its sheer style: a technicolor phantasmagoria of blood reds and oceanic blues that distilled on and off-stage visions of a … » Read
 
 

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