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Williams on Wagner & Politics

New York Review of Books November 2, 2000.

My point here is not to reinstate the distinction between the work and the man, which I have already said is not a helpful device in Wagner’s case.

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Dramatic fireworks fitting for Verdi's Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem

At the NAC’s Southam Hall

Reviewed Monday night

When your combined anniversaries add up to 125 years, you deserve to celebrate in a big way. 378 more words

Local Arts

Opera in Kids Tent at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opera is as much a part of New Orleans’ African-American heritage as jazz, said Givonna Joseph, whose troupe is bringing opera to the Kids Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the fourth year in a row. 512 more words

Theater & Dance

‘SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING IS…reasonably good were it not for those infernal wasps’ as DUBOSE HEYWARD SUFFERS FROM LYRICISTS BLOCK!

December 1933; 1019 North Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles: George Gershwin is at home piecing together songs for his forthcoming opera Porgy and Bess. Things have gone blindingly well particularly so with most of the melodies done and dusted. 510 more words

Historical Romance

I recently wrote my first historical romance. It was so very much fun. However, it’s going to need serious work in details and historicity. I had to go learn the order of British nobility from Duke on down to Baronet. 167 more words


April 27 ~ Today in Music History

. 1867 ~ Charles Gounod’s opera “Romeo et Juliette” was first performed, in Paris.

. 1894 ~ Nicholas Slonimsky, Russian-born American musicologist, musical lexicographer and composer… 293 more words