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Chiara Muti Stages Così with Dad in the Pit

November 30, 2018 | James Imam, Musical America
NAPLES, Italy—Riccardo Muti has generally steered clear of staged opera in recent years, preferring to showcase his Verdi in concert, a format perfected in Chicago and last summer in Florence and Ravenna, Italy, with Macbeth . But that … » Read
 

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Rare Hindemith Opera Gets Fringe Treatment

November 28, 2018 | John von Rhein, Musical America
CHICAGO – If the big operas of Paul Hindemith, including Cardillac (1926) and Mathis der Maler (1935), have largely been ignored by major opera companies in recent decades, the relatively modest demands of the German composer’s … » Read
 

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In El Ay: More Fluxus from the Phil

November 26, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
LOS ANGELES – At various points during its centennial season, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is giving prime-time exposure to Fluxus, one of the most—if not the most—controversial artistic concepts of the 1960s and `70s, and … » Read
 

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ENO Stages Britten's War Requiem

November 21, 2018 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
The centenary of the end of the first world war has been marked with an outburst of cultural activity, notably Peter Jackson’s superb film They Shall Not Grow Old , which not only colorizes war footage but has used lip readers to enable … » Read
 

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Saariaho’s Only the Sound Remains Opens a Window on Wonder

November 20, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Noh theater has been fascinating the West since the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868 opened up Japan and its cultural institutions. Beckett, Yeats, and Peter Brook have all been drawn to Noh. Of its 2000 or so traditional tales, … » Read
 

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Machover's Schoenberg in Hollywood Offers Hummable Tunes in 12 Tones

November 19, 2018 | Lloyd Schwarz, Musical America
BOSTON—The head of MIT’s Media Lab (and Musical America’s 2016 Composer of the Year) has a new opera—a labor of love, not a response to a commission. After a gestation period of some 20 years, Tod Machover’s … » Read
 
 

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