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At the Aldeburgh Festival: Britten in His Element, Literally

June 12, 2018 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
Trade wars be damned: The 2018 Aldeburgh Festival is a celebration of U.S./U.K. music-making in perfect harmony. This year’s event kicked off on June 8 and runs through June 24 with the stars and stripes flying proudly throughout. The … » Read
 

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A New Opera, Well-suited to the Catacombs of Brooklyn

June 11, 2018 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
NEW YORK—Anyone who still imagines Hans Christian Andersen solely as the creator of fanciful children’s fare might want to consider The Elf of the Rose (1930), a tale of love laced with grisly murder. Now David Hertzberg, composer of … » Read
 

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Spoleto 2018: The Operas, The Puppets, The Chamber Concerts

June 4, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
CHARLESTON, SC—True to form, the two main operas of Spoleto Festival USA’s 2018 edition are not works you encounter every day. Each appears in its U.S. premiere, but there the similarity between Donizetti’s Pia de’ Tolomei … » Read
 

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Julius Eastman's Femenine Gets Its West Coast Premiere

May 24, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
LOS ANGELES--There is a new vibe these days at Monday Evening Concerts, the hardy, historic new music series that can trace its beginnings back to 1939. New, that is, to those who remember the tomb-like atmosphere in the L.A. County Museum of … » Read
 

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Butterfly Finally Comes to Glyndebourne, in a Quirky New Production

May 23, 2018 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
LONDON--It was a great day for tears. Just hours after an English prince married an American actress with the eyes of the world upon them, an American naval officer took a Japanese geisha girl for his bride, only to break her heart. It is … » Read
 

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At the Gilmore Festival, the Piano Is King

May 22, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
KALAMAZOO, MI—I have to confess that the first time I heard Igor Levit [pictured], the recipient of the 2018 Gilmore Artist Award, I could hardly wait for it to end. Making his Salzburg Festival debut last summer, the pianist played two … » Read
 
 

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