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The Saratogian 04 Jun 2023
In Real Life Comic OnLine Dating Opera,, June 21 ... OPERA SARATOGA SUMMER LINEUP. Opera Saratoga announces the 2023 Summer Festival lineup at Universal Preservation Hall ... OPERA SARATOGA. Opera Saratoga announces the world premiere of The Selfish Giant, playing for free in seven venues across Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region beginning June 3.

High production values in Menotti’s MEDIUM and TELEPHONE with Buffalo Opera Unlimited.  Final show today ...

Buffalo Rising 03 Jun 2023
In THE TELEPHONE, a comic opera, a young man is trying to propose, but every time he’s about to pop the question, she is digital-device-distracted, answering the telephone or, in this updated version her cellphone, or looking something up on her iPad, or responding to an email on her laptop.

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Nevada Appeal 03 Jun 2023
Saturday. 150 Years Ago. The Black Frost which visited this part of creation Friday night was to be expected as a corollary to the unreasonable storms which immediately preceded it. Its effects are of the severest possible nature hereabout. 140 Years Ago ... 120 Years Ago ... It is a play that combines comic opera with a touch of genuine melodrama ... Sunday ... H.G ... .

Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’: Grand opera reflects our troubled times

Rutland Herald 01 Jun 2023
Beethoven!” exclaims Opera Company of Middlebury Artistic Director Douglas Anderson. “It’s an opera like nothing else,” adds OCM Music Director Filippo Ciabatti ... “It’s unusual in that it starts out, the overture aside, like a funny comic Mozartean opera — it could be straight out of ‘Abduction from the Seraglio,’” Ciabatti said.

Seven Things To Do: Dana Fuchs, mystery, Soul of Spring, Billy Joel tribute, and more ...

Worcester Telegram 01 Jun 2023
Worcester composer Stephen Murray's new mini opera, "Casey at the Bat," based on Worcester writer Ernest L ... Greater Worcester Opera revisits its 2021 virtual production of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," this time with a live, in-person audience at Calliope Productions Theatre in Boylston.

Summer Arts Guide 2023: There’s plenty to do, rain or shine

Times Union 01 Jun 2023
... June 15 American Modern Ensemble, June 16 Mostly Modern Orchestra, June 17 “In Real Life — Comic Online Dating Opera,” June 18 Atlantic Brass Quintet, June 21 Beloved Modern Songs and Arias, June 22 Mostly Modern Orchestra, June 23 PS21 Performance Space for the 21st Century.

Comic opera reels in crowds in Guangzhou

China Daily 31 May 2023
Rita, a comic opera in one act composed by 19th century Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, tells the story of a bar owner named Rita who mistakenly believes that her first husband, Gasparo, has died in an accident and decides to embrace a new life with her second husband, Beppe.

Fury at Keir Starmer's £1.5million from Just Stop Oil donor: Labour under pressure to return ...

The Daily Mail 30 May 2023
Keir Starmer was last night under fire over donations to Labour from a key Just Stop Oil funder ... He has helped bankroll the controversial climate activist group since its inception just over a year ago ... He said ... Like the Vicar of Bray in the comic opera, his outlook appears only to match the prevailing mood of the moment, never his inner convictions ... .

NOW Just Stop oil pressures Labour to repeal new anti-protest law hampering its ability to ...

The Daily Mail 30 May 2023
Eco-zealot extremists have targeted Labour's support for new anti-strike laws after handing the party £1.5million ... In a tweet last night Just Stop Oil put pressure on him to change his stance ... CHRIS PACKHAM ... Like the Vicar of Bray in the comic opera, his outlook appears only to match the prevailing mood of the moment, never his inner convictions ... .

LEO McKINSTRY: With the Just Stop Oil havoc, now we can see where Starmer's loyalties ...

The Daily Mail 29 May 2023
Tory grandee Michael Heseltine once described a verbose and vacillating Neil Kinnock as 'not only a windbag but also a windsock' ... But his folly is compounded by hypocrisy where Just Stop Oil is concerned ... Like the Vicar of Bray in the comic opera, his outlook appears only to match the prevailing mood of the moment, never his inner convictions ... .

The comic opera of England

Economist 28 May 2023
Smoothing your frock or tuxedo, you head inside for the opera—in this case, “L’elisir d’amore”, Donizetti’s comic delight of 1832—re-emerging at the long interval to picnic and covet your neighbour’s candelabra ... dressing up, drinking and ogling old houses are widespread English pastimes, but black-tie opera and Pol Roger are minority pursuits.

HMS Pinafore premiere – archive, 27 May 1878

The Guardian 26 May 2023
The music is sparkling and pretty enough, but while there is plenty of absurdity in the plot there is very little real humour London, Sunday night In the new nautical comic opera produced last night at the Opera Comique neither Mr Gilbert nor Dr Sullivan is heard at his best.

HMS Pinafore premiere – archive, 1878

The Observer 26 May 2023
London, Sunday night. In the new nautical comic opera produced last night at the Opera Comique neither Mr Gilbert nor Dr Sullivan is heard at his best ... The author has been less satirical than usual, which perhaps accounts for his being rather dull ... HMS Pinafore programme, 1878. Photograph ... The opera is extremely well mounted and performed ... .

Review: ‘Primary Trust’ Is One of NYC’s Best New Plays, Mai Tais Included

The Daily Beast 26 May 2023
Another treat is at the Metropolitan Opera, where ... In the title role of Mozart’s 1787 opera, Peter Mattei plays the seethingly comical and also not-comical heartbreaker, aided by his hapless buddy-meets-henchman Leporello (bass-baritone Adam Plachetka) ... Karen Almond / Met Opera.

20 of the best summer art destinations

North Shore News 26 May 2023
A few destinations exceed 100 acres ... Are you ready? ... (Insider tip ... The artist's "A Reduction" and "Sketch for an American Comic Opera with 20th century Race Riots" are in the Pavilions, and this summer, her iconic silhouettes decorate "The Katastwóf Karavan" that will appear outdoors, featuring a calliope ... .

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