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ROH Hansel und Gretel: Sounds Good but Disappoints

December 18, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON— Königskinder had been flagged as Covent Garden’s seasonal offering until, for reasons still unshared, it was supplanted late in the day by Humperdinck’s other, more celebrated fairy tale opera. While it’s a … » Read
 

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Otello as Best of the Season, So Far, Thanks to Dudamel

December 17, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
It has been 14 years since Gustavo Dudamel burst on the scene with a spectacular showing at the 2004 Bamberg Symphony Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition. Since then he has honed his skills in a wide range of repertoire, including opera. In … » Read
 

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At Juilliard: Brahms, Saariaho, and Adams as Not-so-strange Bedfellows

December 12, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
It must be quite a thrill for a student orchestra to be conducted by America’s best-known living composer, and in a substantial piece of his own music to boot. Kudos then to the Juilliard School and John Adams for making this December 10 … » Read
 

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At BAM: An Early Turnage Opera Packs a Punch

December 11, 2018 | Thomas May, Musical America
NEW YORK—Raw rage and political engagement were the driving forces behind Mark-Anthony Turnage’s debut opera Greek . Familiar enough for a young artist just setting out, such motivations can make a powerful initial impact but tend to … » Read
 

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Kentridge's Latest Magnum Opus Is Designed to Discombobulate

December 10, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Did you know that the first shot from a member of the British forces in the First World War was fired by an African? And in Africa? The man was part of the British West African Frontier Force, which was in the process of invading the German … » Read
 

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Huns on the March! La Scala Opens with a WWII Update

December 10, 2018 | Paul du Quenoy, Musical America
MILAN--Arguably Europe’s most important cultural event, opening night at La Scala always falls on December 7, the feast day of the city’s patron saint, St. Ambrose. The usual gathering of Italian politicians, second-tier celebrities, … » Read
 
 

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