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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 11: Pirates of Penzance

Yes, I’ve seen Pirates of Penzance before. I lived on the 1983 soundtrack with Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt for probably an unhealthy amount of time. CMU stages a musical in the fall semester and an opera in the spring. This semester, they were putting on Pirates and I saw a great opportunity. Not only […]

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