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  1. ELEKTRA and CARRIE

    Birgit Nilsson as Elektra, 1960's

    Elektra and Carrie


    In April 1988 the musical version of Stephen King’s Carrie began a chaotic series of previews at Broadway’s Virginia Theatre; the show never opened officially and for years was best remembered from author Ken Mendelbaum’s descriptions of it in his funny, insightful study of failed Broadway musicals, Not Since Carrie (1991). According to Mendelbaum,
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    Updated Jun-25-2019 at 04:34 by Bellinilover

    Tags: musicals, opera
    Categories
    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Opera
  2. Dissection of La Divina: The 20th Century Assoluta

    On December 2nd 1923, when an unwanted third child was born to immigrant Greek couple Goerge and Litsa Kalogeropoulos at Flower hospital, Manhattan, neither could have imagined that this soon-to-be chubby and awkward little girl would one day become the quintessential epitome of Opera.


    Maria Callas was, and still is, a legendary household name among Opera connoisseurs and neophytes alike, as well as outsiders of the genre who stumble upon her haunting recordings in one way
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    Updated Sep-16-2018 at 18:30 by Tuoksu

    Categories
    Classical Music , Singers , Talkclassical , Opera
  3. A Look Back at Paramount's WUTHERING HEIGHTS and the BBC's JANE EYRE

    Despite my love for Strauss and late Verdi, early-Romantic bel canto opera is my favorite. If Bellini's operas and many of Donizetti's will never be wildly popular, if Verdi's Attila will never be played as often as his Aida, then Verdi's last bel canto-like works (La Traviata in particular) are among his most popular today. I'd venture a guess that most people like Beethoven's music, and that Rossini's music pleases so many because it's similarly rhythmic; the musicologist Robert Greenberg once
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    Updated Mar-27-2018 at 21:16 by Bellinilover

    Categories
    Classical Music , Opera , Visual Arts , Literature
  4. A Tale of Two TOSCAs

    From its stern and then scurrying opening measures and its several, famous, semi-spoken lines (Tosca: "Non posso piu"; "Quanto?...Il prezzo"; "Questo e il bacio di Tosca"; "E avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma"), to its tense second act and tragic third, Puccini's Tosca (1900) is to opera-goers so familiar as to be almost a cliché. This writer can hear the whole work, from start to finish, in her mind's ear; "definitive" renditions like the 1953
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    Updated Apr-12-2018 at 20:14 by Bellinilover

    Categories
    Classical Music , Conductors , Opera , Recorded Music
  5. Berg: Lulu

    by , Jan-01-2018 at 14:03 (I was cured, all right!)


    Berg: Lulu

    Release Date: 8th Sep 2017
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    Classical Music , Opera , Video
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