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A Coffin in Egypt — Opera Philadelphia — Perelman Theater

Commanding the stage with a bona fide star’s aplomb, Frederica von Stade endows Ricky Ian Gordon and Leonard Foglia’s graceful opera, “A Coffin in Egypt,” with wit, drama, and grandeur … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 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

Ainadamar — Opera Philadelphia at Academy of Music

The click of castanets leads into other rhythmic percussion and is soon joined in perfect beat and harmony by the graceful stomp of Flamenco dancers, their skirts flowing to the … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

News from the Avenue — The Vogel Collaboration

ACTORS WORK WITH VOGEL, ZIZKA TO DEVELOP ‘DON JUAN’ AT WILMA       The Wilma put itself on a heady course when it scheduled two consecutive world premieres for this winter. … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — Latin Flavor Prevalent in January

ARDEN CASTS HUDES PLAY        The second installment of Central High graduate Quiara Alegria Hudes’s Elliot Trilogy, “Water by the Spoonful”  runs from January 16 to March 16 at … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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