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Our Town Opera Packs a Punch

I went to Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music production of Ned Rorem’s Our Town last Saturday night, and I am so glad I did.  It was such an excellent performance! The singing, set, acting, everything was so good. The … Continue reading

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Pure Unadulturated Light

Need to hear a message full of hope and heart at the beginning of a New Year?  Here you are… I came across the following news story the other day and was shocked to learn what hard times mezzo-soprano Zheng … Continue reading

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Don Carlo: Dangerous Times on a Grand Scale

  The MetOpera simulcast of Don Carlo on Saturday was bigger than big!  Big political issues (authority vs. liberty), high stakes (your life), high drama (loyalty, love, frustration, heretics burning), and grand scale (Six leading characters, big orchestra, huge chorus). … Continue reading

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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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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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