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Sheku Makes His American Orchestral Debut

October 22, 2018 | Thomas May, Musical America
SEATTLE, WA—Last May, when he performed three pieces at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markl, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason enchanted a global audience, piquing the interest of many listeners new to classical music. That … » Read
 

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Muhly's Marnie Hasn't Improved Since Its ENO Premiere

October 22, 2018 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
NEW YORK—On paper, adapting Winston Graham’s 1961 novel Marnie as an opera isn’t a bad idea. The tale of theft and deceit orbits around the title character, whose life is a chain of forged identities. As she travels through 1959 … » Read
 

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Opera Lyon's Mefistofele: Yellow Overalls and Glitterballs in Hell

October 18, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LYON, FRANCE—Arrigo Boito’s saturnine Mephisto and this city’s distinctive opera house have much in common, although to call them soul mates might be a step too far. Within the benighted carapace of each there beats a heart of … » Read
 

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Two Days of Impeccable, If Staid, Berlioz at Carnegie Hall

October 17, 2018 | John Rockwell, Musical America
In the late 1980’s Roger Norrington and his period-instruments band the London Classical Players offered annual weekend-long “experiences” on the South Bank, each devoted to a single composer. Their major works were performed … » Read
 

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Paris Opera Celebrates Its Anniversary with a Double Feature

October 16, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
Most opera companies have a hard enough time operating one house but the Opéra National de Paris has two, a challenge it embraces as an opportunity. Indeed, in a conspicuous display of artistic strength, it will sometimes introduce a new … » Read
 

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The Mile-Long Opera Earns an A-plus for Art

October 8, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Site-specific art can offer the most immersive of experiences, as anyone will know who has attended Punchdrunk theater company’s Sleep No More , set in a block of Chelsea warehouses (reclaimed and reimagined as the fictional McKittrick … » Read
 
 

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