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Opera Breve 2017 Review – Carmen: The Criminal Minds of Carmen
On August 2nd, Opera Breve brought a fascinating concept to life with their new production of Bizet’s "Carmen." Stripped of its spoken dialogue and most of its music, this shortened version of the opera found most of its substance through the narration of a fictional psychoanalyst, Dr. Eva Stone. The details presented in the narration helped create an atmosphere in the absence of a set and illuminated the slow degradation…
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Weekend Preview (12/9-11) – USA: Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago Among Few Holiday Season Options for Opera Goers
The weekend is upon us and opera fans around the United States are likely looking at how to approach the forthcoming days ahead. Because of the holiday season, there are not many options out there as most companies have taken the month off to recoup and prep for January, when most make a return with a big showcase. That said, there are still some brave soldiers out there, with some…
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Baritone Gary Ramsey Speaks about Menotti’s ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ and Luring Young Audiences to Opera (Exclusive Interview)
On Dec. 8, Opera Breve will open its 2016-17 season with "Amahl and the Night Visitors." The rarely-staged Menotti opera is a special work as it was the first opera made in the U.S for TV. OperaWire had the opportunity to interview Gary Ramsey, who is playing the role of King Melchior. The baritone was a late bloomer, coming into the world of opera in his middle age after working…
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Opera Breve to Open 2016-17 Season with Menotti’s ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’
Opera Breve will open its 2016-17 season with Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on December 8.  The opera will star Gary Ramsey, a baritone who is best known for his interpretation of Don Alfonso in Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” at the Loft Opera and Bonnie Frauenthal, a soprano who was recently praised in La Scena Musicale for her role debut of Violetta in La Traviata with Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble.…