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‘A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey’ With the National Symphony Orchestra, Emil de Cou, conductor, and Woodley Ensemble, Frank Albinder, Music Director

After a week of cramped and un air conditioned Fringey-ness, it was a pleasure to step into the cavernous Filene Center at Wolf Trap last night. The massive open air space, illuminated by starlight and animated by a cool evening breeze, was a perfect host for a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s celestial 2001: A Space […]

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‘Die Fledermaus’ at Maryland Opera Studio at Clarice Smith for the Performing Arts

Maryland Opera Studio revels in the ridiculous with Strauss’s oft-performed comic opera Die Fledermaus. Director Nick Olcott exploits its absurdities to the hilt. He also translated the spoken dialogue into English, though all songs are still sung in German with surtitles. Johann Strauss II wrote the music with a libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard […]

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