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Count to 9

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Have you ever been knocked sideways by a performance of a work that you know really well? In fact, so well, that you have approached past performances more as duty rather than a pleasure. It happened to me recently with the Beethoven Ninth Symphony, one of the most popular and often performed works in the repertoire.

Intrigue And Betrayal At The Opera

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.27.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Verdi's Don Carlo, back on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, has more intrigue, double-crossing betrayal, and doomed love triangles than a whole season...

First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles

The Uncut Version Of 'Don Carlos'

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

HOUSTON -- One of the grandest of grand operas, Verdi's "Don Carlos" is rarely performed with every note of music the composer wrote for its 1867 prem...