Daily Archives: July 21, 2008

"Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves!"

by tdoadmin

I adore cultural history.  Pass me a book on the “Illuminated History of Light Fixtures in Venezuela” and—I’m in!  So, suffice it to say, I perked right up when I saw that Fred Plotkin of “Opera News Online” has put together a superb feature story (just in time for Giacomo Puccini’s 150th birthday) examining the […]

“Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves!”

by Suzanne Calvin

I adore cultural history.  Pass me a book on the “Illuminated History of Light Fixtures in Venezuela” and—I’m in!  So, suffice it to say, I perked right up when I saw that Fred Plotkin of “Opera News Online” has put together a superb feature story (just in time for Giacomo Puccini’s 150th birthday) examining the […]

One Man's Eurotrash is Another Man's Treasure

by tdoadmin

In a newly published piece in the “Financial Times,” critic Martin Bernheimer tackles the ticklish subject of director-dominated-opera, a phenomena of post-WWII-productions that picked up enormous steam in the 1970s. The European term, he informs us, is “Regietheater” while Americans prefer the term “Eurotrash.” It’s the mindset that gave us outrages like Berlin’s recent “Abduction […]

One Man’s Eurotrash is Another Man’s Treasure

by Suzanne Calvin

In a newly published piece in the “Financial Times,” critic Martin Bernheimer tackles the ticklish subject of director-dominated-opera, a phenomena of post-WWII-productions that picked up enormous steam in the 1970s. The European term, he informs us, is “Regietheater” while Americans prefer the term “Eurotrash.” It’s the mindset that gave us outrages like Berlin’s recent “Abduction […]

Scratching your Jovanovich

by Suzanne Calvin

Occasionally, we like to check in on some of our favorite singers and find out what they’re up to, and there are few nicer guys in this business than 2007 Richard Tucker Award winner Brandon Jovanovich, who is performing the role of the hapless Don Jose at Glyndebourne this summer before jetting off to L.A. […]