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Operetta

Musical Theatre Family Creates a Stereo Experience for the Heart

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Waves of stinging triumph gripped my father and me as we walked up the freshly poured ramp to the swanky Jefferson Performing Arts Center in suburban New Orleans.

Imported Pirates Makes a Merry Splash on Intimate Stage at Berkeley Rep

Leo Stutzin | Posted 10.26.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

The Hypocrites, a Chicago-based troupe that's esteemed for its unique approaches to classics, obviously knows how to make a reviewer look up and take notice, even with a fussy old operetta like Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.

Operetta Superstar Marta Eggerth Dies at 101

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Michael Sigman

(Operetta great Marta Eggerth died at her Rye, N.Y. home on December 26th at 101. This blog was posted as she neared her centennial birthday in 2012.)...

The Pirates of Penzance Sung in the Key of Aaaargh!

George Heymont | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.37.35AM.jpg Over the years, Gilbert & Sullivan operettas have been subjected to all kinds of reinterpretation.

Marta Eggerth, Operetta Superstar, Turning 100

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Sigman

There's no denying either the sheer beauty of Eggerth's singing or the overwhelming accomplishments of a (so far) 90-year career.