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Review: ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ at the Virginia Opera

Giacomo Puccini never met a foreign culture that he didn’t try to set to music. His operas set in Japan (Madama Butterfly) and China...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘texts&beheadings/ElizabethR’ at The Folger Theatre

“The past cannot be cured” is a phrase attributed to Queen Elizabeth I (ElizabethR). But it certainly can be revisited. And that revisit comes...

‘Madama Butterfly’ at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

The opera great Beverly Sills, who shared a birthday with me – and, sometimes, the same hair color, was saddened when she learned I...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ