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In Saratoga: David T. Little Opera Downsized to Chamber Proportions

July 11, 2018 | Xenia Hanusiak, Musical America
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY—Opera Saratoga’s double bill of contemporary operas for its annual Summer Festival is a showcase for the company’s 29-member Young Artist Program. This year’s offerings included David T. Little and … » Read
 

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Muti Leads Ravenna Musicians in a Concert for Peace in Kiev

July 10, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
KIEV, UKRAINE--For more than 20 years the Ravenna Festival ’s Roads of Friendship ( Vie dell’amicizia) has sent a group of Italian and other European musicians on an annual trip to countries afflicted by war, political unrest, natural … » Read
 

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Aix Fest’s New Ariadne and Fiery Angel Are a Stunning Finale for Foccroulle

July 10, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE—Determined to stay young on its 70th birthday, France’s premier opera festival has opened with a trio of modern-dress updates. Simon McBurney’s video-heavy and much-travelled production of Mozart’s … » Read
 

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At Garsington: Opera on Ice

July 9, 2018 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
LONDON--Staging an opera on ice in the middle of a heatwave was a nice piece of happenstance for Garsington Opera, presenting the world premiere of David Sawer’s The Skating Rink on Jul. 5. Garsington has become a friend of new music, last … » Read
 

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At Glyndebourne, Pelléas and Mélisande Compete Against the Staging and the Orchestra

July 6, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
 
LEWES, U.K.—Young American baritone John Chest has been carving a name for himself in Europe recently, not least in some exquisite accounts of the French mélodie repertory, so to hear him sing Pelléas at Glyndebourne was one … » Read
 

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Götterdämmerung Caps the Triumph of the SFO Ring

July 5, 2018 | Thomas May.  Part III of May's three-part coverage of the second SFO cycle, June 19-24. See also Part I and Part II.
If Siegfried highlights director Francesca Zambello’s ability to tease out vital, three-dimensional characters from a deceptively simple surface, Götterdämmerung shows her clarifying the most complex component of the entire … » Read
 
 

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