Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

OPERA WHEN IT SIZZLES

by Megan Meister

OPERA WHEN IT SIZZLES By Suzanne Calvin During these so-called “Dog Days of Summer,” when the temperature soars to triple digit heights of discomfort, it’s a good time to remember that American Opera had its origins in tropical places like Havana and New Orleans, as well as in the cooler climate of the Northeast and […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell at the Arena di Verona Part II

by Megan Meister

Act I of Franco Zeffirelli’s production of CARMEN at the Arena di Verona. Yesterday I went to a newly opened opera museum in an old palazzo that has been funded by a support organization of the Arena di Verona. The first part of the exhibit focused on the music publishing house of Ricordi, and featured […]