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Commentary: Police beatings deserve outrage, but it isn't easy being blue

The Post and Courier 07 Feb 2023
Police excess gained huge attention after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020 and again after the alleged beating death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis last month. But police excess isn’t new ... One thing was common ... Gilbert in “The Pirates of Penzance,” an 1879 comic opera, one of his collaborations with composer Arthur Sullivan ... .
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Column: Police beatings deserve outrage, but it isn’t easy being blue

Herald and News 04 Feb 2023
Police excess gained huge attention after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020 and again after the alleged beating death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis last month. But police excess isn’t new ... One thing was common ... Gilbert in “The Pirates of Penzance,” an 1879 comic opera, one of his collaborations with composer Arthur Sullivan ... ....
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Kit Hesketh-Harvey obituary

The Observer 03 Feb 2023
He was also a distinguished librettist in opera. BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny approved of his light touch in comic opera translation and the skill with which he could reinvent European operatic plots – Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia, Offenbach’s La Belle Hélḕne – for English sensitivities at the ENO.
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Kit Hesketh-Harvey, screenwriter, composer and lyricist, dies aged 65

The Observer 02 Feb 2023
The three or four-hour operatic scenarios are less approachable to an audience used to those punchier, later Italians, Verdi and Puccini.” His version of Donizetti’s comic opera Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali – which he had titled Viva la Diva – was performed at Buxton international festival in the summer of 2022.
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Baylor Opera spoofs pretentiousness in "Patience"

Waco Tribune-Herald 02 Feb 2023
Patience,” the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta presented this weekend by Baylor Opera Theatre, takes its name from a central character, but its subject is more about pretentiousness than waiting ... The operetta also means more acting for its performers and comic acting at that ... By Baylor Opera Theatre.
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Baylor Opera spoofs pretentiousness in Gilbert & Sullivan's ‘Patience’

Waco Tribune-Herald 02 Feb 2023
Patience,” the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta presented this weekend by Baylor Opera Theatre, takes its name from a central character, but its subject is more about pretentiousness than waiting ... The operetta also means more acting for its performers and comic acting at that ... By Baylor Opera Theatre.
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Ozzy Osbourne: a rock’n’roll showman like no other

NME 02 Feb 2023
Though something of a troubled teenage tearaway who spent six weeks in prison for burgling a clothes shop, Ozzy made his first forays as an on-stage singer in school productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore, and had vowed to be a pop singer ever since hearing The Beatles’ ‘She Loves You’ aged 14 ... (Picture.
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CRAIG BROWN: Day a toaster tried to wreck Crossroads

The Daily Mail 31 Jan 2023
This was a huge advantage to those of us who were addicts of Crossroads, the daily soap opera ... On the Graham Norton Show, Nolly writer Russell T ... 10 Downing Street ... The real Noele Gordon as Meg Richardson on the 1960s ITV soap opera Crossroads. Yet, in reality, Crossroads was comically rackety, and My Life At Crossroads unwittingly confirms this ... ... .
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Shortage of Bread Contributed to French Revolution

Armstrong Economics 27 Jan 2023
Food shortages have historically contributed to revolutions more so than just international war ... During the French Petite Rebeyne of 1436 ... Back then, it was to go get the rich ... Voltaire once remarked that Parisians required only “the comic opera and white bread.” Indeed, bread has also played a very critical role in French history that is overlooked ... .
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Long Beach Opera to open season with highly anticipated world premiere in San Pedro

Daily Breeze 26 Jan 2023
Soper describes her new work as a fantastical and darkly comic opera that is “an operatic exploration of the ways in which love, sex, and music wreak havoc on our sense of self.” Her music, according to a press release, includes a blend of modernistic shrieks and wails, ...
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Things to do in Chicago Jan. 26-Feb. 1: The Mix

Chicago Sun-Times 26 Jan 2023
<img class="Image" alt="Alexis J ... Alexis J ... @Klose2u Photography. Theater ... $45 ... Chicago Opera Theater begins its 50th anniversary season with Benjamin Britten’s comic opera “Albert Herring,” a whimsical tale about a young man who takes his first steps into independence after being ridiculed for being crowned May King during a town’s spring festival.
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ACADEMIC DRAMA, MEET UNSUBSTANTIATED ISLAMOPHOBIA

Morning Times 24 Jan 2023
Chances are, your humble, obedient servant here will never be invited to teach at Hamline University, a Methodist school in St. Paul, Minnesota ... I’d be almost certain to end up embroiled in some soul-deadening, comic opera dispute like the one roiling Hamline’s campus over the past several months. Been there, done that. Never again ... Nobody did ... ....
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LYONS: Academic drama, meet unsubstantiated Islamophobia

Niagara Gazette 23 Jan 2023
Chances are, your humble, obedient servant here will never be invited to teach at Hamline University, a Methodist school in St. Paul, Minnesota ... I’d be almost certain to end up embroiled in some soul-deadening, comic opera dispute like the one roiling Hamline’s campus over the past several months. Been there, done that. Never again ... Nobody did ... .
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Gene Lyons: Academic drama, meet unsubstantiated Islamophobia

Daily Advance 21 Jan 2023
Chances are, your humble, obedient servant here will never be invited to teach at Hamline University, a Methodist school in St. Paul, Minnesota ... I’d be almost certain to end up embroiled in some soul-deadening, comic opera dispute like the one roiling Hamline’s campus over the past several months. Been there, done that. Never again ... Nobody did ... .
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COLUMN: Academic drama, meet Islamophobia

Tahlequah Daily Press 20 Jan 2023
Chances are, your humble, obedient servant here will never be invited to teach at Hamline University, a Methodist school in St. Paul, Minnesota ... I'd be almost certain to end up embroiled in some soul-deadening, comic opera dispute like the one roiling Hamline's campus over the past several months. Been there, done that. Never again ... Nobody did ... .

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