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nudity in opera

Nudity in Opera: What Worked in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”

By some stroke of luck, I get to discuss again nudity in opera. Unlike in my review of Salome though, I would be tackling an opera that I may have mentioned in my modern opera analysis but has not discussed in a single article – that would be Opera Geneve’s version of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”. […]

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Modern Opera: How Modern is Tolerable in Opera?

Modern Opera: How Modern is Tolerable in Opera?

Could purist opera fans really be mean? Or they just don’t mind being direct and honest in providing feedback regarding productions that they see. The word “Eurotrash” still comes up occasionally despite the initial derogatory nature. You must have remembered the word Eurotrash when I wrote a review about stage director Willy Decker’s vision of Verdi’s […]

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Les Contes d’Hoffmann: When A Writer Falls In Love

I remember promising to write a review about the French opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffman) in a previous article although I saw myself writing a review of another version of this classic French opera by Jacques Offenbach – a tale about how a writer’s creativity is motivated more by his passions. It spurns […]

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