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1996 Stories by Bruce Guynn

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  • Amazon Arias

    published October 31, 1996

    When Houston Grand Opera commissioned Mexican composer Daniel Catan to produce Florencia en el Amazonas, HGO director David Gockley envisioned a... More >>

  • Sounds Good, Looks Better

    published October 24, 1996

    Houston Grand Opera's dazzling new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, which opened last Friday, is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for... More >>

  • Revival Time

    published May 9, 1996

    Unlike many of the operas that have been composed in the second half of the 20th century, Carlisle Floyd's Susannah is very accessible. It... More >>

  • Broken Vows

    published April 18, 1996

    In promoting its new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, Houston Grand Opera has implied that soprano Carol Vaness is... More >>

  • Saints and the Surreal

    published February 1, 1996

    Virgil Thomson's opera, Four Saints in Three Acts, is a very strange work, to say the least. First of all, it has no story line in the... More >>

  • An Artist's Life, and Love

    published January 25, 1996

    When La Boheme premiered 100 years ago, it was set during the reign of King Louis Philippe, who ruled France from 1830 to 1848. Though time has... More >>

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