Visually Stunning and Emotional ‘Medium’

Saturday, June 4, 2011
by Lindsay Koob
Visually Stunning and Emotional ‘Medium’

I MUST CONFESS that, over the long haul, I’ve never been a big fan of Gian Carlo Menotti’s operas. Sure, as a teenager, I was beguiled—even moved to tears—by his Amahl and the Night Visitors. But none of his remaining operas (or other music, for that matter) has given me reason to consider him... Read »

New Magic in a Mozart Favorite

Saturday, May 28, 2011
by William Furtwangler
New Magic in a Mozart Favorite

PYROTECHNICS, EXPLOSIONS, thunder and lightning, strobe lights, and flying singers: not what is usually expected in classical period opera. But Spoleto USA’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) had all this and more. It lived up to an opera lover’s expectations of being well sung, well conducted, well staged, and well worth... Read »

ARTISTS will always be born, but whether there will also be art depends to no small extent on ourselves, their public. By our indifference or our interest, by our prejudice or our understanding, we may yet decide the issue.
~ E. H. Gombrich

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