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Steampunk, the Supernatural and Decadence in The Tales of Hoffmann at UH
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. by Margaret Downing
There's a mechanical doll. Also a singer, a seductress and a woman protected by her father. And Hoffman loves them all. Billed as a mixture of "steampunk, the supernatural and romantic decadence," Jacques Offenbach's opera fantasy T...
Moore's Opera Center Opens Spring Season With Italian Love and Russians Vying For an Apartment
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 9 a.m. by Margaret Downing
Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston starts its spring season traditionally and otherwise with The Marriage of Figaro and Moscow, Cheryomushki. The first is a romantic successor to The Barber of Seville, written by Mozar...
Il Postino (The Postman)
Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 4 a.m. by Carla Bradley
The opera Il Postino (The Postman) focuses on Mario, a poor fishermans son turned personal postman for Pablo Neruda, one of Chiles most famous and controversial poets. Neruda takes Mario under his wing and teaches him th...