28 October 2007

Name that Regie!

Well, no, Charles Wuorinen has not finished his Brokeback Mountain opera quite yet. In fact, this photo is from a new staging of a standard repertory work. Can you identify it? (Guesses only, please -- if you know this production, please recuse yourself!)

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27 September 2007

Oh the tenor and the cowhand should be friends

According to Rush & Molloy in the Daily News, Annie Proulx has given the go-ahead to an opera based on her story "Brokeback Mountain." Charles Wuorinen will compose.

UPDATE: Now PlaybillArts is confirming the rumor, complete with quotes from Howard Stokar, Charles Wuorinen's agent.

La Cieca would boast that she called it, but alas that was the same posting that provoked Met insider NOT_GAY (well, that narrows it down) to complain that "this flaming, gay personality comes out and everything worthwhile that you wrote loses its meaning." So now it looks like we were both right!


26 September 2007

Bendel bonnet, Shakespeare sonnet, Mickey Mouse

Maury D'annato: "Isn't there probably some sort of unspoken crypto-paleo-musico-semantic rule governing that baritone=top and tenor=bottom?"

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