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Sadko, but true

August means last-chance getaways so “Trove Thursday” escapes to an exotic place with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko featuring an all-star Bolshoi cast: Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Elena Obraztsova, Zurab Sotkilava and Yuri Mazurok. Read more »

“I no longer limit myself”

Born on this day in 1862 composer Claude Debussy and in 1928 composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Read more »

O for a Muse of fire

Saturday August 17 the Merola Opera Program wrapped up its annual Summer Festival with the Merola Grand Finale concert at the War Memorial Opera House, showcasing the talents of the 29 young Merolini artists. Read more »

She knows a naughty fellow

Happy 86th birthday mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker.

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Nothing sacred

It is indeed tragic when an ignorant mass of plebes like the opera public openly scoff at the venerated Western Enlightenment standard of Trial by Headline.

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Sweet dreams

Bard SummerScape’s concert staging of Die Tote Stadt emerged triumphant thanks to Clay Hilley and Sara Jakubiak.

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“I don’t think any novelist should be concerned with literature”

Born on this day in 1918 (not that she’d admit it) author and actress Jacqueline Susann.

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Hamstrung by Maeterlinck

Whitney George’s music falls pleasingly upon the ear and is wittily scored for a small ensemble conducted by herself.

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