Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fresh Take, Perfect Cast, Make Madame Butterfly a Huge Hit

From my first glance at the stage I knew we were in for a different kind of Madama Butterfly today. The stage set was unique: designed with a painterly eye, delicate, refined, and simple in its beauty.  We attended the … Continue reading

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I Love Paris in the Fall

There was humming and toe-tapping aplenty at Friday night’s performance of La Vie Parisienne in the beautiful Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. You would be hard pressed to find a performance with more jollity and fun.  This … Continue reading

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Big Opera Weekend Coming up in Houston

Here’s my schedule: Friday, Oct 22:  La Vie Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach at The Moores Opera House, University of Houston, 7:30 pm.  I’m eager to see what Buck Ross has come up with for this bubbly operetta. You probably won’t be able … Continue reading

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The Silent Prince: A Thai, Buddhist, Bollywood opera

Any opera company would envy the demographic profile of last night’s audience at the world premiere of The Silent Prince by Thai composer Somtow Sucharitkul, a production of Opera Vista. To put it in plain English: the audience was full of … Continue reading

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