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A Good Cast Works Hard in Yeltsin in Texas
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 7:52 a.m. by D. L. Groover
Opera world premieres don't grow on trees. They're expensive, time consuming, and usually a logistic nightmare to prepare. Also they're a big gamble. With yet another production of Boheme at least the design team and the audience kn...
Yeltsin in Texas!: Opera Buffa in Real Life at Opera in the Heights
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 4 a.m. by Margaret Downing
Sometimes, you just can't make up what happens in real life. And sometimes that real life story is just too good and larger than life to pass up. Composer Evan Mack and librettist Joshua McGuire, who've worked in tandem o...
The Life-Changing Properties of Amahl and the Night Visitors
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 5 a.m. by D. L. Groover
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, opera was produced on television. Not the old and musty, but avant-garde and contemporary. Impossible to believe, but in the pioneering '50s, NBC actually had a director of “new opera progr...
A Young Star Talks About His Introduction to Opera in Amahl and the Night Visitors
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4 a.m. by Margaret Downing
Amahl is a young disabled boy who lives with his mother, a widow, and can only walk with the help of a crutch. The pair live in desperate poverty near Bethlehem and his mother is worried about Amahl's future. She wants him to grow u...