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All she has to do is dream

In the most hectic and sometimes marvelous year of theater I’ve had in memory, Lady in the Dark at MasterVoices this weekend thrilled me most.  Read more »

Pretty little lyres

Orpheus, mythology’s greatest musician, has fascinated artists for centuries from Poussin to Rilke to Cocteau to Balanchine to Tennessee Williams. But opera composers have naturally held him most dear; even the genre’s first surviving work involved him although Jacopo Peri’s Euridice was named after his doomed wife.  Read more »

Wooden soldiers

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Carnegie Hall. The production will be conducted by MasterVoices’ Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Kelli O’Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald, Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves and Noriyuki ‘Pat’ Morita.

Oh, wait…  Read more »

Give my regards to Carthage

A semi-staging of Dido and Aeneas starring Broadway divas and frequent collaborators Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark seemed a screwy idea at best.

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