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Now, I get everything written there. I understand the desire to change My Fair Lady. However I also understand the desire
Brian Castles-Onion, conducting the orchestra beneath the stage, set a swift tempo throughout while allowing the music to
The San Francisco Opera recently scored a major success with its new production of Donizetti's 1835 opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, which had been updated to some kind of modern mythic landscape.
A 60-foot head of Nefertiti dominates the floating outdoor stage. Aida is an opera that demands scale, and the 15-ton sculpture that remains in place throughout this production provides that.
San Francisco Opera's fourth presentation in the 2014/15 season is Handel's hit from 1730, Partenope. Directed by Christopher Alden, the production debuted in 2008 and is a joint effort with the English National Opera and Opera Australia.
Opera Australia confirms soprano Ms Tamar Iveri will not be performing in Otello. Opera Australia has reached agreement with
STUART SKELTON. Photo, John Wright Stuart Skelton (as King Arthur). Photo, courtesy of IMG Artists This past April, Stuart
For that reason Madama Butterfly can be one of the trickiest operas to realize today. It is to opera what The Taming of the Shrew is to theater. Times and values have changed.
As twilight descends on Wagner's bicentenary, Australia has unveiled the final Ring cycle of the year. It is the first time Opera Australia has tackled the work, and it has staged it not in the iconic Sydney Opera House, where the problematic pit is too small to accommodate the massive orchestra needed, but in Melbourne.
Basing his production on the concept that Gilbert & Sullivan's popular operetta was not at all about Japan, but about Victorian England's fascination with Japanoiserie, Renshaw staged The Mikado in a turn-of-the-century London department store.
Outdoor opera is artistically risky. Some say it compromises the art form and that amplifying the singers' voices destroys opera's unique element, the sound of the unadulterated human voice. As a means to draw new audiences, the gamble is paying off.
There I was, trying to find a hook that could unite my thoughts about curious solo turns when I came across a headline on The Huffington Post that screamed: "Watch: Justin Bieber Pukes Onstage."
2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.37.35AM.jpg Over the years, Gilbert & Sullivan operettas have been subjected to all kinds of reinterpretation.
One of the most memorable characters in American literature is stupid in the oldest and truest sense of the word. Although he appears to be warm, human, and inhabits the body of a man, his mind and personality never progressed past childhood.
In science fiction, stories are anchored in reality by placing alien monsters, psychological disturbances, mystical events and disasters around an iconic building or bridge or monument.