Jay Harvey Upstage
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Cincinnati Opera's 'Frida': Artist who represents much to so many wanted only to represent herself truly
Outstanding portrayal: Catalina Cuervo as Frida. In a pre-performance talk about his opera "Frida" Friday night in Cincinnati,...
Friday, June 23, 2017
'The Golem of Havana': The imagination and moral choice confront national crisis
Reminders that art is not just a leisure activity or an outlet for self-expression are always welcome. With stunning effect, "The Gol...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
'Runaround Mitch': A song from the distant past repurposed to address the dismal present of health-care "reform"
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
"The Trial": Franz Kafka's incomplete novel is nicely rounded off by Philip Glass's music in Opera Theatre of St. Louis production
The Philip Glass compositional procedure — which he concisely sums up as "music Joseph K.'s upended world in "The Trial"...
"The Grapes of Wrath": Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents a new version of a 2007 opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie
The Joad family, piled into a jalopy truck, heads for California. John Steinbeck's epochal novel "The Grapes of Wrath," ro...
Monday, June 19, 2017
'Titus': Opera Theatre of St. Louis' eye-opening production of a political opera
You might call Mozart's last opera, "La clemenza di Tito," a case of Roman imperial The title character of Mozart's oper...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
CD review: A revelatory Schumann pianist, winner of a major Canadian competition
Luca Buratto: An affinity for Schumann. You expect musicians heavily involved with a particular composer to express their closeness to w...
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