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Bob Bernard's Corner: War and Peace and Opera

Bob Bernard's Corner: War and Peace and Opera

There is war, and there is the aftermath of war.

With the powerful opera Fallujah, Long Beach Opera shows how a structure is rebuilt easier than a human psyche can be mended.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016/Author: Judy Lieb/Number of views (2220)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: A Work in Progress

Bob Bernard's Corner: A Work in Progress

Candide: From Voltaire to Bernstein to Us

Lillian Hellman saw a parallel between Voltaire's satire and the Red Scare.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016/Author: Judy Lieb/Number of views (2582)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: What's in a Name?

Bob Bernard's Corner: What's in a Name?

An examination of the character names in Moby-Dick: their origin, how Melville used them, and how composer Jake Heggie, librettist Gene Scheer and other modern-day artists have adapted them into our culture.

Sunday, September 6, 2015/Author: Judy Lieb/Number of views (3539)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: A Born (Operatic) Loser

Bob Bernard's Corner: A Born (Operatic) Loser

Bass-Baritone Philip Cokorinos, Betto di Signa in Gianni Schicchi, continues his string of portraying operatic “losers."

Sunday, August 23, 2015/Author: Judy Lieb/Number of views (2368)/Comments (0)/
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