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Giving a Semi-Hearty Cheer for Semi-Staged Opera

Giving a Semi-Hearty Cheer for Semi-Staged Opera | Opera | Scoop.it
In an operatic performance, does paring a work down to the bare score make it more potent, or do theatrical trappings enrich the experience?
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English National Opera's Edward Gardner to leave

English National Opera's Edward Gardner to leave | Opera | Scoop.it
Highly regarded conductor to take up new role at Bergen Philharmonic from 2015, and be replaced by Mark Wigglesworth
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The Use of Buddhist and Hindu Concepts in Wagner's Stage Works - Peter Bassett - The Wagnerian

The Use of Buddhist and Hindu Concepts in Wagner's Stage Works - Peter Bassett - The Wagnerian | Opera | Scoop.it
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New York's Met opera house on edge of precipice, says Peter Gelb

New York's Met opera house on edge of precipice, says Peter Gelb | Opera | Scoop.it
Threat of bankruptcy at world's biggest and richest opera house contrasts strongly with 'cracking season' in UK
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Why opera directors must stop patronising people - Telegraph

Why opera directors must stop patronising people  - Telegraph | Opera | Scoop.it
Rupert Christiansen hopes that financial constraints might herald the end of directors who want to shock rather than entertain
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Opera: the best and worst of 2013 - Telegraph

Opera: the best and worst of 2013 - Telegraph | Opera | Scoop.it
Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann were a dream but Rupert Christiansen had to sit through some nightmares
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