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2002 Stories by Cynthia Greenwood

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  • Opera for Philistines

    published May 2, 2002

    From the vagaries of fashion to trends in cuisine, the world looks up to the French. Two centuries ago, when the music literati believed Italy had... More >>

  • Forever Young

    published April 25, 2002

    Czech composer Leos Janácek must have been fascinated by "bad girls." His early-20th- century opera trilogy magnifies the travails of women... More >>

  • Hitting the High Notes

    published March 28, 2002

    One of the greatest challenges in opera is to sing and act with equal agility. Mastering one of these art forms is difficult enough; since opera's... More >>

  • Humor on the Orient Express

    published March 14, 2002

    Ever since Vienna's Emperor Joseph II quipped that Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio had too many notes, the composer's first... More >>

  • Onegin, Off Again

    published January 31, 2002

    Those who are drawn to Peter Tchaikovsky's sentimental ballets are often surprised to learn that the composer also wrote operas. His best known is... More >>

  • Of Melodrama and Music

    published January 17, 2002

    With the centennial of John Steinbeck's birth upon us, it's not surprising that arts organizations are staging Of Mice and Men.... More >>

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