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Frolicking Lords and Fairies Are a Hit in ENO's New Iolanthe

February 19, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—There is an outbreak of fairies at the London Coliseum. Two weeks from now the imps return in Robert Carsen’s timeless production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream , but before that happens the company has … » Read
 

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Of Rings and Waves: Van Zweden Conducts the NY Phil

February 16, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
NEW YORK—When the New York Philharmonic announced in 2016 that Jaap van Zweden would be its next music director, he was not especially known here as an opera conductor. Yet he had already established Wagner significant credentials … » Read
 

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A New Gertrude Stein Opera: Chutzpah Rules

February 15, 2018 | Christian Carey, Musical America
NEW YORK -- Gertrude Stein is remembered as a highly innovative, idiosyncratic writer who helped to shape early modernism in poems, plays, and such memorable novels as The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and The Making of Americans . Her … » Read
 

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Five Intrepid Pianists Pay Tribute to Charles Wuorinen on His 80th Bday

February 14, 2018 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
Midway through the 80th birthday tribute to Charles Wuorinen last Sunday afternoon, composer Louis Karchin recalled meeting him in 1971 at Tanglewood. It was “a heady place” at the time, he recalled, hosting composers Gunther Schuller … » Read
 

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New World Symphony Honors Its Hometown in Stirring Movements

February 12, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Alligators to my left; gently waving marsh grasses to my right; a complex clover-leaf of interstate highways straight-on; faded art deco architecture; overweight Americans in shorts and tacky flowered shirts. Welcome to Miami; more specifically, … » Read
 

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Carmen as Vaudeville at ROH

February 9, 2018 |  Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—If you thought Carmen was a tragic depiction of amour fou , think again. To the Australian director Barrie Kosky it’s vaudeville, which is how he’s staged it at the Royal Opera House on February 6. “I believe that … » Read
 
 

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