Tag Archives: American opera

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 […]

UNSCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

by Suzanne Calvin

In this star-spangled month of July, the question that comes to mind is “What are the defining characteristics of an American Opera?”  Should it be opera on identifiable American themes?  Operas merely set in one of the fifty states?  Or exhibiting a particularly American musical idiom?  Operas composed by men and women who claimed the […]

The Golden Girl is Back

by Suzanne Calvin

A fascinating look at the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Giacomo Puccini’s “Fanciulla del West” (The Girl of the Golden West) and it’s far-reaching impact on American opera. Yes, we’re mentioned too in this “New York Times” article…keep scrolling.  (Photo courtesy of huffingtonpost.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR