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Pushing the right buttons

Few things can be more rewarding for a composer than a standing ovation after the premiere of a new work, but last weekend I got to experience the same rush of excitement inside a rehearsal room, with only four people present. 1,248 more words

Renee Fleming

Monster Monday: Rusalka

We all know about vampires and werewolves, or at least we think we do. The legends and myths that inspired these monsters are sometimes surprisingly different, but no less chilling. 200 more words

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Rusalka at the Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman)

The Royal Opera House Muscat Presents:

Antonín Dvořák’s

“Rusalka”

May 8 & May 10, 2013


Rusalka is Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s most beloved opera and one of the most achingly beautiful of all operatic works. 667 more words

OPera

A (drunk) butterfly that looked down on me.

Yes, it did.
However, I do not hold a grudge against that specimen of Vanessa atalanta. How could anyone?
I met this colourful fellow a few years ago. 88 more words

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Lyric's First Ever Rusalka Knocks It Out of the Park

The other night I sat behind soprano Renee Fleming at a performance of Lyric Opera’s first ever production of Dvorak’s opera Rusalka.  Lyric’s Creative Consultant , the most enthusiastic of a madly enthusiastic audience, had come from New York where she had starred in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of… 528 more words

Opera

Rusalka

Traffic and grave misunderstandings…Djinns, Dryads, Sprites, Nymphs, Naiads, Pixies, Undines, Nereids, Succubi, Rusalki (and why are there so many words for this type of thing?)…A strange fable… 1,783 more words

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