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Cold Mountain — Opera Philadelphia at the Academy of Music

A chilling first scene sets the tone and context for Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer’s gorgeous and moving opera, “Cold Mountain,” an epic piece given a vibrant, unstintingly dramatic production … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ariadne auf Naxos — Curtis Opera, Opera Philadelphia at the Perelman

“Ariadne auf Naxos” predates Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George” and David Hirson’s “La Bête” by decades, but the situation its plot depicts brings both of those later 20th … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dialogues of the Carmelites — Curtis Opera at Perelman Theater

 Life and death, and particularly death, are pertinent subjects for the characters of Francis Poulenc’s 1957 opera, “Dialogues of the Carmelites.” The France in which they live is in the … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

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