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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Opera: great personalties, bad actors

What I’m missing in opera today doesn’t have to do with acting. It has to do with personality: that intangible something that makes you want to experience a singer again, and again, and again.

By Anne Midgette  |  10:51 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  opera, acting

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Of art and nudity: link

When people protest Picasso, it’s not about the nudity; it’s about the art.

By Anne Midgette  |  01:07 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picasso

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Taking opera’s pulse

A discussion on NPR about the current state of opera is also a reminder: it takes vocal personalities to get audiences through the door. Can the soprano Angela Meade find what it takes?

By Anne Midgette  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Readers’ rediscoveries

In response to my article about neglected composers, readers wrote, Tweeted, and posted on Facebook with their own suggestions of composers you may not have heard of who are worth a listen.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:09 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 08/15/2012

A tale of two organs

How the Canadian firm of Casavant Freres ended up delivering two organs this summer to our nation’s capital.

By Anne Midgette  |  09:55 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  organ, Kennedy Center

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 08/12/2012

Rediscoveries, indeed

Anne Midgette weighs in on neglected composers whose work is resurrected on CD; plus, a harpsichord competition and links to other reviews.

By Anne Midgette  |  08:02 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CDs

 

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