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Review: With ‘The Paris Opera,’ a Peek Behind the Curtain
Review: With ‘The Paris Opera,’ a Peek Behind the CurtainThe documentary “The Paris Opera” risks redundancy. After all, Frederick Wiseman, one of nonfiction cinema’s masters, already explored the institution’s ballet company in “La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet” (2009). “The Paris Opera,” which ...read more
Source: New York Times
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:02:00 GMT
The Wright stuff: Avant-garde architect as subject of traditional opera
The Wright stuff: Avant-garde architect as subject of traditional opera“To hell with convention!” Frank Lloyd Wright spits out in a scene from “Shining Brow,” an opera about his early life. It’s a disingenuous moment. Yes, Wright, the visionary architect, left his wife for a client’s wife, with whom he lived ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:59:00 GMT
The need for more diversity in opera
The need for more diversity in operaEquity insists that a diverse range of performers should be auditioned for every production, writes Hilary Hadley. The Golden Dragon was a poor choice of target for criticism, say Professor Sue Clegg and Derek Howl A scene from The Golden Dragon by Peter ...read more
Source: The Guardian
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:22:00 GMT
Photo Flash: First Look at THE THREEPENNY OPERA at Jobsite Theater
Photo Flash: First Look at THE THREEPENNY OPERA at Jobsite TheaterThe Threepenny Opera, with music by Kurt Weill and book by Bertolt Brecht, runs tomorrow, October 18, through November 12, 2017, as part of Jobsite Theater's 2017-18 season - its 15th as resident theater company of the Straz Center in downtown Tampa.read more
Source: art.broadwayworld.com
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:23:00 GMT
With Plácido Domingo and L.A. Opera, 'Nabucco' still has the power to provoke
With Plácido Domingo and L.A. Opera, 'Nabucco' still has the power to provoke“Nabucco” may take place in biblical times, with the Israelites trying to get out from under Assyrian control, but whenever a group or nation feels the weight of oppression, Verdi’s opera still has something to say today. Los Angeles Opera audiences ...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:12:00 GMT
Berlin’s State Opera re-opens at Unter den Linden
Berlin’s State Opera re-opens at Unter den LindenLeading Berlin dignatories, including Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel were guests at the opening night, the date chosen being the Day of German Re-unification. Star of the show was the opera house itself. Built in 1742 by King Frederick II of Prussia ...read more
Source: The Daily Express
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:36:00 GMT
Shay Given: The Mirror dubbed Newcastle 'North-Eastenders' and it WAS like being in the world’s maddest soap opera
Shay Given: The Mirror dubbed Newcastle 'North-Eastenders' and it WAS like being in the world’s maddest soap operaAt Newcastle, the Daily Mirror labelled us ‘North-Eastenders’ and mocked us all up as characters on Albert Square. That paper went round the dressing room with us all laughing and nodding our heads. It really was like that, the world’s maddest soap ...read more
Source: Mirror
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:14:00 GMT
Brian Regan heading to Peabody Opera House
Brian Regan heading to Peabody Opera HouseComedian Brian Regan is at Peabody Opera House with a show on Jan. 12. Show time is at 8 p.m. false Tickets are $36.50-$62 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and at the Scottrade Center box office.read more
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:56:00 GMT
Opera in Williamsburg looking for laughs with "Barber of Seville"
Opera in Williamsburg looking for laughs with It’s an experience intrinsic to humanity. Sitting in a communal space, taking in art as part of an audience filled with people of different backgrounds, different ideas and different dreams. These days, that experience is often reserved for concerts or ...read more
Source: The Virginia Gazette
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:28:00 GMT
Opera singer and film writer ex-boyfriend in High Court battle over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster
Opera singer and film writer ex-boyfriend in High Court battle over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbusterAn opera singer is locked in a High Court battle with her film writer former boyfriend over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster. Julia Kogan claims she helped Nicholas Martin write the award-winning 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins, starring ...read more
Source: Daily Telegraph
Published on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:25:00 GMT