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ROH's Don Pasquale: Trendy Director Finds Its Latent Nastiness

October 18, 2019 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—Cards on the table, there were appreciative guffaws from some in the Covent Garden audience at the opening night (October 14) of this new staging of Don Pasquale . I’m baffled as to why. Damiano Michieletto’s ageist … » Read
 

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A 'Big Five' O Raises the Roof at Carnegie

October 17, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
With the exception of the New York Phil, which plays up the road, Carnegie Hall is the place to catch the “Big Five” when they are in town. Last week it was the Cleveland Orchestra opening Carnegie’s new season , and October 15 … » Read
 

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Light in the Piazza Launches Its Stateside Rounds in LA

October 16, 2019 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
LOS ANGELES – While Broadway musicals are not altogether unfamiliar territory for Los Angeles Opera—one of its earliest productions was Oklahoma!— neither are they regularly seen in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. But when you … » Read
 

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New Concerto Taps Into Dudamel's Best Instincts

October 15, 2019 | Richard Ginell, Musical America
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s cruise through its centennial year suddenly hit some rough road as summer turned to fall. Simon Woods, the Phil’s CEO for only 20 months, abruptly departed Sep. 16 for reasons, … » Read
 

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Luisa Miller Returns to Lyric After Near Four-Decade Absence

October 14, 2019 | Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
CHICAGO—There’s something surprisingly luxurious about seeing Verdi’s Luisa Miller live. For one thing, it’s rarely performed. Lyric Opera of Chicago, which unveiled a splendidly sung production Saturday night at the Lyric … » Read
 

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Another Turkey Lands on ENO Stage, But the Music Endures

October 9, 2019 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—The French have a word for it: loufoque . It means zany, bizarre, bewildering…in fact all things preposterous. In opera, there is nothing more “loufoque” than Offenbach’s satirical operetta Orphée aux … » Read
 
 

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