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In a deep vaulted cell

Imagine an opera of somewhat morbid theme presented in the recesses of a catacomb, its echoing recesses lined with names of the elite departed. That’s not the setting of the opera, mind you; it’s just the site of the performance.  Read more »

Automaton poem

With only a few weeks left to slice up our pumpkins and track down the perfect Luigi for our Mario, the timing seems right for a pair of Gothic operas set in a crypt.  Read more »

Cave dwellers

Elf Rose’s turn: mezzo Samantha Hankey

Composer/librettist David Hertzberg’s The Rose Elf, which gave its world premiere in the Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs last weekend for a regrettably limited three-performance run, is indeed a marvel of elfin proportions.  Read more »