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Chicago Opera Theater Launches Its Season with Everest

December 12, 2019 | Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
CHICAGO—Two years ago, when conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya signed on as music director for Chicago Opera Theater, she made her plans for the company very clear. A major goal was introducing audiences to new contemporary operas and neglected … » Read
 

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Heartbeat's High Energy Der Freischütz Mostly Succeeds

December 9, 2019 | George Loomis, Musical America
Now in its sixth season, Heartbeat Opera has gained a reputation for radical adaptations and rearrangements that have sometimes boiled down standard works to around 90 minutes, in an effort to get closer to the essence of what they are about. To … » Read
 

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Review: Milan's Engaging but Muddled Tosca

December 9, 2019 | Paul du Quenoy, Musical America
MILAN—St. Ambrose’s Day stands solidly on Europe’s cultural, social, and political calendar, marking the feast day of Milan’s patron saint, and the annual opening the city’s venerated opera house. Historically, the … » Read
 

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In Paris: Kosky's Impoverished Prince Igor Saved by Its Cast

December 5, 2019 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
PARIS—Pre-revolutionary Russia teemed with hereditary princes. The dramatis personae of War and Peace lists a dozen but there were hundreds more, not to mention counts and barons, most of them materially entitled as well as nominally … » Read
 

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Ballet Hispánico and 'The Power of the Latina Voice'

December 4, 2019 | Chava Pearl Lansky, Musical America
A film director, dressed in jeans, a hoody, and a blazer, paces the stage. The wings are exposed. Freestanding lights frame the dancers, posed in a tableau. The director circles the group, opening and closing a clapperboard. With each click, a … » Read
 

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Town Hall Recital Puts Schumann’s Kreisleriana Center Stage

December 4, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor was 11 when he won the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year and a mere 19 when he made his Proms debut playing Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, thrilling the crowd with Morton Gould’s Boogie Woogie … » Read
 
 

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