Tag Archives: La boheme

Breaking the Language Barrier with the Italian Club

by christian.anderson

From the beginning of opera with Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo to the height of versimo opera with Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, the Italian language has permeated the art form. Its mellifluous flow defines theatrical romance language. Friday, September 19th, patrons eagerly arrived at the doors of the prominent Italian Club of Dallas, hoping to get a taste of the […]

Just Coffee, thanks

by Suzanne Calvin

(tourist:) “Just coffee, thanks.” (waiter:) “Then what do you think you are you doing, sitting at a table with a paper cloth?” Intrepid travelers, there is a way to avoid this sort of tense cross-cultural exchange and I don’t mean by burning your passport and staying home. The answer may lie in this month’s Book […]

He Brought a Voice to an Instrument Fight

by christian.anderson

Dr. Stephen Dubberly lecturing on Roberto Devereux at One Arts Plaza Dr. Stephen Dubberly promised not to sing for us at the beginning of his lecture on our upcoming production of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. About thirty-minutes in, he broke that promise. As the University of North Texas’ Music Director, Dr. Dubberly is very familiar with […]