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Review: ‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’ at Santa Fe Opera

Steve Jobs was a revolutionary genius in communicating. He showed the world how to get “everything” anyone needed on a single gadget. Yet he was a spectacular failure in communicating with his friends and family on a personal level. That’s the essence of his story, and it contains basic conflict, which is the stuff of […]

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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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‘Venus and Adonis (U-Venas No Adonisi)’ by the Isango Ensemble’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Playing in repertory with Mozart’s The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo at Shakespeare Theatre Company is the season opener of their STC: Presentation Series – the passionate and innovative William Shakespeare adaptation Venus and Adonis (U-Venas No Adonisi.) Only two performances remain for a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness Shakespeare’s epic poem being […]

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‘The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo’ by the Isango Ensemble at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The South African Isango Ensemble makes a joyful noise with soaring, full of life signature flair performing catchy rhythms, and singing beautiful melodies fusing classical arias and ethnic ululations in The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo (September 12-21), as they open the gates of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Presentation Series 2014 – 2015 Season.’ Wolfgang Amadeus […]

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‘Fatal Song: The Great Opera Murders’ at The In Series

The In Series continues the launch of the 2014-2015 season with the hilarious Fatal Song: The Great Opera Murders. Kathleen Cahill wrote a comic English language libretto and stitched together the penultimate arias from eleven operas by eight composers: Bernstein, Bizet, Donizetti, Massenet, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, and Verdi. Specifically, she features the divas. This is […]

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John Philip Sousa’s ‘The Charlatan’ Comes to Victorian Lyric Opera Company at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre From September 5th-7th

TOE-TAPPING SOUSA MARCHES AND ENTERTAINING ANTICS IN VLOC’s THE CHARLATAN A rarely-heard gem of American operetta, John Philip Sousa’s The Charlatan, will be presented in a semi-staged concert production with live orchestra by The Victorian Lyric Opera Company at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre – located at 630 Edmonston Drive, in Rockville, MD. This show […]

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Amaluna’ at National Harbor

Ardent fans of Cirque du Soleil attending the spectacular new Amaluna will recognize this as one of Cirque’s best tent shows ever. Now in its 30th year with a track record of more than two dozen unique productions, Cirque is typically circumspect about overpraising its shows so as not to overpromise an audience’s experience. But as a longtime […]

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Andrea Rost, Soprano: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Independent Hungary Gala Concert at The Warner Theatre

Soprano Andrea Rost, whose career began in European opera houses, must have felt at home in the Warner’s lavishly appointed, gilded and crystal-chandeliered  art deco interior, the stage’s ornate gold-leaf proscenium arch enclosing cranberry drapes valanced in Austrian folds. As must much of the glittering audience, who, I suspected, would be greeting Ms. Rost and […]

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Hungarian Opera Star Andrea Rost Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain Tomorrow at 5:30 PM at the Warner

Andrea Rost performs Tomorrow Night, May 29th at 5:30 PM at the Warner for the Hungarian American Coalition gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain and of a free and democratic Hungary. Purchase tickets here. The Budapest-born singer will perform a repertoire of Hungarian folk music alongside songs that represent […]

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‘The Magic Flute’ at Washington National Opera

Brightness and color abounded in the Kennedy Center Opera Hall on Saturday night as the Washington National Opera debuted its second-to-last show of the season: Mozart’s The Magic Flute, in a truly awe-inspiring coming-together of musical, stage, and visual art. Firstly, it is critical to distinguish that this performance was not so much a concert, […]

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‘Die Zauberflöte’ (‘The Magic Flute’) at U of MD’s Maryland Opera Studio

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is widely considered to be Mozart’s masterpiece, a label which brings with it high expectations. Fortunately, those expectations were more than amply fulfilled in the University of Maryland’s Maryland Opera Studio production of Die Zauberflöte . Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) tells the story of a young prince,Tamino (Yoni Rose), […]

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