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Kurt Weill

Transcendent

by B.A. Nilsson August 8, 2012

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  As the second act of Lost in the Stars gains momentum, Stephen Kumalo, an Anglican priest, faces a moral dilemma that threatens the foundation of his faith. “O Tixo, Tixo, Help Me!” he sings, and ...

Glimmerglass Festival

Musical Change, Social Change

by B.A. Nilsson May 30, 2012

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  Francesca Zambello had what could be argued was the best possible Metropolitan Opera directorial debut: Her 1992 production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor was all but booed off the stage. (The audience reacted with “a ...

Super Trouper

by B.A. Nilsson January 18, 2012

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Bebe Neuwirth has a distinctive singing voice, and that’s the first thing many critics mention when appraising her cabaret performances. It’s lauded as an asset or damned as a distraction, but all such observations miss ...

Proctors