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Ho-hum Met Season Welcomes Return of Mefistofele

November 12, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
NEW YORK—When a production has been out of the Metropolitan Opera’s repertory for nearly 20 years, it’s a good bet it may never be seen again. Yet last Thursday (Nov. 8) Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele , in Robert … » Read
 

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Wu Man's Pipa Spotlighted with Taipei Chinese Orchestra

November 12, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Wu Man, pipa player extraordinaire and founding member of the Silk Road Ensemble, was named  Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America in 2013. Five years on, her Carnegie Hall mainstage appearance with the internationally acclaimed … » Read
 

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In LA, Mälkki Stunningly Links Mahler to Bach via Reich

November 8, 2018 | Thomas May, Musical America
LOS ANGELES—Last weekend’s program by the Los Angeles Philharmonic was both a newsworthy event and a rousing artistic triumph. Newsworthy because it offered the world premiere of the first composition Steve Reich has written for a … » Read
 

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Callas in Concert, a Holy Vision

November 8, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Nov. 2, just two days after Halloween, an audience of over 1,200 poured into the Moss Art Center on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, to watch the legendary Maria Callas, who died 41 years ago, perform her most famous arias over … » Read
 

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The Queen of Sheba, Old-school Style

November 7, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Premiered in Vienna in 1875, Karl Goldmark’s Die Königin von Saba (The Queen of Sheba) is a fascinating curiosity. The Met took it up in 1885, and it held the stage in New York for 20 years, but then, like most of Goldmark’s … » Read
 

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At the Lyric: Siegfried's a Cocky Kid; Brünnhilde Wears a Pinafore

November 6, 2018 | Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
CHICAGO—Oh, boy. Literally. When the curtain rose Saturday night on Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Siegfried , some in the audience doubtless felt their hackles rising right along with it. Mime, the excellent German tenor … » Read
 
 

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