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Review: ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at The Catholic University of America by Natalie Barsoum

Who would have thought that an evening of love, ambition, betrayal, violence, and death could be so enjoyable? That is precisely what last night’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor at The Catholic University of America was – enjoyable. Gaetano Donizetti’s macabre opera based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel, The Bride of Lammermoor (a twisted Romeo […]

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Review: ‘La Serva Padrona’ and ‘Gianni Schicchi’ at Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

The Catholic University of America presents an operatic double bill La Serva Padrona and Gianni Schicchi for their Spring 2016 production. La Serva Padrona composed by Giovanni Pergolesi was originally performed in 1733 and Gianni Schicchi composed by Giacomo Puccini was first performed in 1918. “It’s so hard to get good help” is an expression […]

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‘The Impresario’ at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Sheaves of music start flying and the upper octaves get higher and louder during an open opera audition. Vanity and rivalry turn into a feline fight-fest when two sopranos vie to get the best part. Mozart’s The Impresario, a comedy with music in one act, is an entertaining mélange of Viennese classical opera with a musical theater […]

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Nathan Blair: Preparing to Conduct ‘Rigoletto’ on Saturday, March 21st at Catholic University’s Hartke Theatre

Nathan Blair is a young conductor who is about to take the podium to conduct The Catholic University’s upcoming production of Rigoletto. He is an amazing talent, and you can see him conduct Verdi’s opera on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Joel: What does conducting Rigoletto next Saturday, March 21st Catholic University mean to you? Nathan: I have lived in the […]

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‘What I Wanted to Sing When I Grew Up’ at The In Series

What I Wanted to Sing When I Grew Up is pure indulgence for audience and singer Fleta Hylton, a soprano powerhouse and DC institution. Billed as a lounge-opera-cabaret, Hylton basically picked all of her favorite songs and Writer/Director Elizabeth Pringle stitched them into a funny and inspirational afternoon of music. In Series Director Carla Hübner […]

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CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Presents The Jane Pesci-Townsend Excellence in Music Theatre Gala on Monday, 9/9@7:30 pm

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents The Jane Pesci-Townsend Excellence in Music Theatre Gala  Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Archbishop Carroll High School 4300 Harewood Road Washington, DC 20017 Introducing the Class of 2017 Performances by our current students and distinguished NYC and DC alumni Hosted by:  Sue Palka CUA Parent […]

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‘The Merry Widow’ at Catholic University by Flora Scott

Because Ward Recital Hall at Catholic University is an old ecclesial building originally intended as a facility for liturgical music, there will always be an undeniable piety in it’s structure and ambiance. It’s windows are now hindered and, as my eyes scanned the room, I could see in the lay of the brick where other […]

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