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Opera & Classical Music Listings for July 4-10
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The score, which savagely juxtaposes the light fox trot onboard the ship with the crushing sounds of flashbacks to Auschwitz, will be conducted by Patrick Summers, the artistic and music director of Houston Grand Opera, where Mr. Pountney's production …

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A Digital Orchestra for Opera? Purists Take (and Play) Offense
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The idea of replacing musicians with machines in opera, a proudly acoustic art form that glories in its traditions, was seen as sacrilege by some music fans, players and union members, who took to social media to denounce the project and call for boycotts.

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At the Kennedy Center Opera House, music steals the show from the …
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Thank goodness for the music, for its galloping rhythms and shining strings, without which this ballet, inspired by the Shakespeare play, would be insufferable. Pretty as the decor and costumes were, there was not much emotional substance behind the …

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Opera in cinemas: is it creating new audiences?
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Hopes that screening operas in cinemas would send audiences to opera houses to experience the real thing are wide of the mark, according to a new survey According to a new survey, cream is apparently good for you if you’re left-handed. Apologies to Chris Morris and On the Hour; in fact, this does have a […]

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Why opera as an artform creates a unique beauty | @guardianletters
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Cruel aspersions cast by music critics on the physical appearance of an opera singer are contemptible, like any other cruelty (Disgust in opera world at ‘sexist’ criticisms of soprano star, 21 May). But some singers who have denounced the critics overstate their case, claiming for example that opera’s magic "is not about lights, it is […]

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Opera Erratica: Triptych review mixed quality but a burning sense of potential
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An erotic fantasy at a suburban dinner party is one of the fresh and daring results of this company’s workshop improvisations A young woman learns English from her 78 record of L’Anglais sans Peine. As she repeats the phrases, the dialogue’s characters come to life, playing out a sexual fantasy about two couples at a […]

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Gawain review fully restored, pointlessly staged, superbly performed version of Birtwistle's fourth opera
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Barbican, LondonThe unexpurgated version of Harrison Birtwistle’s opera, kicking off the Barbican’s 80th-birthday season for the composer, let its magnificent singers down with a superfluous staging There are celebrations to come later in the year at the Proms and at the Southbank Centre, but the Barbican has got in first with its five-concert tribute to […]

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Local Arts Organizations Reach Out to Indianapolis Opera …
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Dance Kaleidoscope, in association with the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), has made an offer to ticket holders of Indianapolis Opera's cancelled performances of "Albert Herring." They may exchange their tickets for …

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