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Musings

2016
  • Before and After the World Premiere
    Dec 22, 2016

    Have you ever heard of Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne? Even the greatest composers have written works that do not succeed. That is one reason why opera companies and funders have taken an increasing interest in holding opera workshops during the creative process. 

  • Show on the Road
    Nov 18, 2016

    I recently heard that the two least popular music styles are rap and opera.  I’d say it’s because each requires active listening. At an opera performance, there is a hefty amount of information coming at you from the stage. So how do we make opera less intimidating?