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Bob Bernard's Corner: Three Faces of Akhnaten

Bob Bernard's Corner: Three Faces of Akhnaten

The micro, the macro, and the naturalistic

Along with Philip Glass having Akhnaten be a countertenor (to emphasize his uniqueness), Freeman cast Akhnaten as a hermaphrodite.

Saturday, October 29, 2016/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (1748)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: Don Juan in (and out of) Hell

Bob Bernard's Corner: Don Juan in (and out of) Hell

The early, operatic, and later romantic life of the legendary libertine.

Friday, October 7, 2016/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (1631)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: The Death of Macbeth

Bob Bernard's Corner: The Death of Macbeth

or: Dying with Dignity

Shakespeare gave short shrift to Macbeth at the moment of death. Verdi takes care of that.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (1761)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: Leap of Faith

Bob Bernard's Corner: Leap of Faith

It's all about the bouncing Tosca.

LA Opera's revival of Tosca next season (April 2017) evokes memories of the Leap.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (2397)/Comments (0)/
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