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Blind Opera Singer’s Memoir Reveals Blind Spot in All of Us

10:00AM
December
17, 2012

Some people might say it’s impossible for blind people to sing professionally on the operatic stage. But those people don’t know Laurie Rubin. The mezzo-soprano’s recent memoir is as disarming as it it charming.

Berlioz Funk: A Hip Staging of Les Troyens

1:50PM
October
12, 2011

I love it when production designers make old operas look mod and funky. Along those lines, here’s the Royal Hunt and Storm scene from a funky Dutch production of Act IV of Berlioz’s opera Les Troyens. Here’s the set-up: The Trojans have arrived in Carthage by way of the fabled Trojan horse. Didon, queen of [...]

Politics on Stage, or Fox News Has Nothing on THIS!

jackeeee
...already an opera
3:15PM
September 26, 2011

What political story would make the best opera? Vietnam? JFK? The 2000 elections?