Monthly Archives: November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Check out the October 11 post for a little dessert bonbon – if you’re not too full: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/alexross/?xrail

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Vivaldi’s Montezuma: What a Trill!

Antoine Plante  For one night only the spirited opera rarity Montezuma was presented in concert version by Mercury Baroque. Antonio Vivaldi composed the piece in 1733, but it was lost until 2002 when it was discovered in Berlin.  The sound … Continue reading

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Seattle Opera Duo Visits Houston to Check out the Opera

Weekend at Houston Grand Opera Last weekend Sue Elliott, Seattle Opera’s new Education Director, and I (I’m Jonathan Dean, SO’s Director of Public Programs and Media) had a great adventure dashing to Houston for two exciting opera performances. On Friday … Continue reading

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Rice’s L’incoronazione di Poppea Admired by Arts Nerd

It just dawned on me recently that I am an arts nerd. I alert my Facebook friends when I have a new blog post, and I can just see them rolling their eyes – there she goes again –waxing on … Continue reading

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Rich French Weekend at Round Top

Last weekend I had the best time at the Annual Theatre Forum held at the Round Top Festival Institute in Round Top, Texas.  Each year the weekend’s activities and presentations are built around a theatre-related topic or person.  This year’s … Continue reading

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Boris Godunov: Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears a Crown

MetOpera live in HD transmitted the opera Boris Godunov live from the Metropolitan Opera stage in New York to movie theaters around the world on Saturday, October 23.  The audience was anticipating something great after all the positive press this … Continue reading

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