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Capra + Opera = Capera

by Suzanne Calvin

Passion and melodrama rule at the 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,” […]