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1994 Stories by Howard Pollack

Archives: 1994 | 1993
  • Verdi on the Vile and Violent

    published October 27, 1994

    Verdi's Rigoletto is an opera of tremendous moral force. Count Monterone is not just an outraged father, but the voice of doom. His solemn curse,... More >>

  • Verdi's Passion

    published April 21, 1994

    For better or for worse, the title of Verdi's beloved melodrama La Traviata makes a virtually untranslatable mouthful: "The woman who has gone... More >>

  • Kitsch of Death

    published March 24, 1994

    The Houston Grand Opera obviously likes composer Robert Moran. Two years ago the company launched his one-act Beauty-and-the-Beast opera Desert of... More >>

  • Loopy Lucia

    published February 3, 1994

    Gaetano Donizetti's 1835 opera Lucia di Lammermoor has never recommended itself to critical taste. Even by late 19th-century standards, this Romeo... More >>

  • Love in the Time of Coloratura

    published January 27, 1994

    Hold on to your hats and get out your lavender-colored lorgnettes! After a century of Marx, Freud and feminism, the 1990s might well be the decade... More >>

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