Nuts and Bolts, Opera Style

Several articles proliferate online regarding opera despite the misconception that it is dead. It is not and folks would still flock to opera houses to get their does of quality singing and acting. As much as some opera fans could be the most notorious fans ever of the performing arts, the fact that they stuck around to keep themselves updated

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Anna Nicole: Opera as Pop Culture Commentary

Anna Nicole The Opera

How can you make opera relatable to modern audiences that has been accustomed to several reruns of Bizet’s “Carmen”, Puccini’s “Tosca” and Verdi’s “La Traviata”? Offer new material that they are more familiar with in an effortless manner. How familiar? So familiar that the mainstream market would feel so flabbergasted with the chosen material that there is no way they

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At Washington National Opera, 20-moment musical dramas are more right than wrong

The Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative commissions work from adolescent writers. This is a good thing. I am not totally prepared to grasp its start that the most ideal approach to begin is by charging 20-moment musical shows, in light of the fact that I’m not certain precisely what composition a short-structure piece demonstrates around a writer’s capacity to

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The Met’s crazy year

From blood-scattered men in wedding dresses in front of an audience to incensed dissenters off and furious inner disagreement, the Met Opera has had a rollercoaster year. Anticipate that more show will come. A week ago amid Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Metropolitan Opera, I was viewing an old man bump a table before a pile of refuse

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