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Wednesday Jul 16 | Examiner.com

Avie Records reissues a major recording of a pioneering opera

Almost exactly a year ago , Avie Records released a new recording of Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo: Favola in Musica , the myth of Orpheus rendered entirely in music, whose Wikipedia page described the composition as "the first fully developed example" of the genre that would come to be known as " opera ."

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Henry Purcell

Sun Jul 06, 2014

SFGate

Album review: L'Arpeggiata, Improvisations on Purcell

Purists are sure to howl with outrage, but the rest of us can only exult in the inventiveness and beauty of this strange and wonderful experiment.

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Related Topix: Classical, Music, Entertainment

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Hispanic Business

Allebach happy to be 'cheerleader' of Union Avenue Opera

Allebach, 54, an interior designer, sang in the chorus in 1994, UAO's first season, became friends with founder and stuck around.

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Related Topix: Classical

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Seattle Gay News

Mark Morris Dance Group's Acis and Galatea a brilliant confluence of music, dance, and drama

Two teams executing this maneuver in time to Handel's percussive chorus 'Behold the monster Polypheme! What ample strides he takes!' creates the weird illusion of a creature so massive he cannot be contained by the stage, or even Zellerbach Hall, where Mark Morris' delightful opera-dance premiered in April.

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Related Topix: Arts, Dance, UC Berkeley, Classical, Handel, Opera, Modern Dance

Fri Jun 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

la Opera Presents Double Bill of Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard's Castle, 10/25-11/15

General Director Plcido Domingo announced updated casting details for LA Opera's production of Henry Purcell 's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartk's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill for six performances from October 25 through November 15, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Henry Purcell

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