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My Year of Opera: Faust Month SHOWDOWN!

Okay, I’m watching Faust-based operas this month (October, Halloween, the Devil, all of that stuff). In true sensationalism form, I’ve decided to turn it into a FAUST SHOWDOWN!! THE CHAMPION: Gounod’s FAUST! THE CHALLENGER: Berlioz’s La Damnation du Faust! Both are French, both are Faust, both written by composers who have rather small outputs in […]

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My Year of Opera: Eugene Onegin

Saturday I went to the Met HD broadcast for Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. I knew nothing about the opera going in and never really thought about Tchaikovsky’s opera output. I knew he did Queen of Spades but that was about it. When I started being exposed to opera during my undergrad, one thing that I didn’t […]

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My Year of Opera: September

Ok, the digest version of this blog seems to be here to stay. I’ll do my best. September was a bit of a whirl, I don’t quite remember what order I saw these but I’ll do my best. Didn’t I just say that? Petitgirard: Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man Watched this on the Naxos Video […]

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My Year of Opera: August

Okay, this is my last “digest version” of this blog. I promise. Each opera will be getting full treatment for the rest of the year. Unless it doesn’t. Who can say? Anyhow, this finishes off all the operas I watched for August! Die Zauberfl├Âte I’ve seen it before, the old DG video lurks in my […]

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My Year of Opera: July

Digest version as I get caught up on blog posts. The opera watching has been happening but the blog posts have been lacking. Here is what happened for July, the recurring theme was “American Opera.” 1. Doctor Atomic – John Adams I watched this around July 4 because of irony. Musically, I enjoyed it. Story-wise, […]

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My Year of Opera – JUNE: Robert Ashley

As I hit the mid-point of the year, I found myself in a rut. Here I was, diligently watching an opera each week, but getting really bored with it. It became an obligation. Finding something I was really excited to see was getting harder and harder. I didn’t want this to be a year of […]

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My Year of Opera 22: He’s NOT The Messiah, He’s a Very Naughty Boy

THIS time, I knew I was going to get a comedy. A one-night only oratorio adapted from Life of Brian? I was quite excited to see it. I think Life of Brian is the best Python film and since I have heard rave things about Spamalot (but never seen/heard it myself), I was happy to […]

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My Year of Opera 22: He’s NOT the Messiah

THIS time, I knew I was going to get a comedy. A one-night only oratorio adapted from Life of Brian? I was quite excited to see it. I think Life of Brian is the best Python film and since I have heard rave things about Spamalot (but never seen/heard it myself), I was happy to […]

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My Year of Opera 21: Der Fliegende Hollander

Yes, I know that after the whole Rigoletto thing I swore I was going to watch a comedy. But then Wagner’s 200th birthday happened and I thought it best to honor the man. I decided against Meistersinger because, while it may be possible that Wagner has a sense of humor, I’m not quite ready to […]

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My Year of Opera 20: Rigoletto

COMING SOON! The Met HD broadcast is going to be on Great Performances tonight. I missed the broadcast in theaters this past February but I’m not missing this one. I’ll be live-tweeting from my couch tonight starting around 9 PM EDT. Join in if you’d like or just let me clog your Twitter feed for […]

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