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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Hot buttons and tender buttons: 'Human Rites' examines tissue issues (and more) in Phoenix world premiere
Aristotle described it a couple of millennia ago: the point in the drama where everything reverses suddenly. The device makes for a hairpin ...
Friday, July 21, 2017
A new kind of magic for 'The Magic Flute' in Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival production
There is a world elsewhere in "Die Zauberflöte," and there always has been. It is not Coriolanus' world of bitter self-exile ,...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Into the discomfort zone: 'Song from the Uproar' muses on a turn-of-the-20th-century Swiss woman's self-exile to Algeria
Isabelle (Abigail Fischer) is swept up in Sufi mysticism in "100 Names for God," a scene in "Song from the Uproar." ...
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Without a song: Infusion Baroque visits from Montreal to acquaint Early Music Festival audience with Italian instrumental music
It's more than a ghostly influence — the Italian language that's shot through classical-music lingo — even though just about Infu...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
"A Wray of Sunshine": The power of the Presidential pardon may be the ace in the hole of the most recent Trump appointee, pending confirmation
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Early Music Festival: Henry Purcell, England's greatest composer before the 19th century, viewed from a popular perspective
The clearest indication of what "The People's Purcell" — the program La Nef gave Friday in the Indianapolis Early Music Festi...
Thursday, July 6, 2017
'Trumptown Faces': Everyone in a Warsaw crowd today had been extremely vetted to favor Trump & Duda
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