Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Pocket Operas Pack a Punch
Above: A trailer for the Prototype Festival’s production of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs.
Remember the days when the opera wasn’t over until the proverbial fat lady sang? Perhaps for a combination of artistic and budgetary reasons, new operas these days are going on a diet, according to New York magazine.
New York’s Prototype Festival, an annual festival of cutting-edge opera and music-theater works, recently premiered five new operas whose slender forces pack a punch in a tiny black-box theater.Â This year’s Prototype operas explored themes of war, revenge and murder, and incorporated singing and acting with state-of-the-art technologies.
Read more:Â Attenzione, Big Opera (NY)