Daily Archives: October 8, 2010

The Best and the Rest

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, we realize that every major sports franchise in the area, including college teams, has an important game this weekend — and that an opera-company-to-be-named-later is presenting a new version of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” via the magic of HD technology, at a theater near you. Yes, yes, we know that — on top of all […]

Capra + Opera = Capera

by Suzanne Calvin

Passion and melodrama┬árule at┬áthe opera, so, it’s a wonder it took this long for someone to take a serious look at the films of legendary Depression Era film-maker Frank Capra for potential opera source material. Composer Daniel Catan (“Il Postino”) has announced he’s going to turn the 1941 Gary Cooper-Barbara Stanwyck classic, “Meet John Doe,” […]