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  • Rat Lohengrin

    Regietheater

    Last week, I went to Parsifal at the Royal Opera House. The singing was sublime. The same could not be said for the staging. Although there were some clever elements, especially in the use of lighting, most of the director’s choices left my friends and me scratching …

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  • Auditions

    Audition madness

    Here at Cambridge, the first term of the academic year is coming to a close. That means that planning and auditions for next term’s performances are well underway. Because I act in plays and sing in musicals and operas, I have been attending a lot of auditions–sixteen …

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  • Auditions

    Audition madness

    Here at Cambridge, the first term of the academic year is coming to a close. That means that planning and auditions for next term’s performances are well underway. Because I act in plays and sing in musicals and operas, I have been attending a lot of auditions–sixteen …

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  • Index

    Georgeanne’s First Opera

    Ilana had a great post on the best operas for newbies, and her list is spectacular! Truly great suggestions. In a perfect world, we’d all be introduced to opera in such an accessible way. Not everyone has their first operatic experience in such an easily …

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  • The Pirates Of Penzance Full

    What happens after the opera?

    The opera social media world has been buzzing in the past few weeks about Anthony Tommasini’s New York Times article “Liberating the Librettos”, in which he speculates about what happens to some beloved opera characters after the curtain falls. (The article is here. The accompanying comic-panel-style speculation …

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