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Bob Bernard's Corner: All Alone, With a Telephone

Bob Bernard's Corner: All Alone, With a Telephone

Poulenc's La Voix Humaine with Soprano Suzan Hanson

“In the tangled networks of a great city, the telephone is the unseen link between a million lives… it is the servant of our common needs, the confidante of our inmost secrets… life and happiness wait upon its ring… and horror… and loneliness… and… death.”

Saturday, March 26, 2016/Author: Judy Lieb/Number of views (2581)/Comments (0)/
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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 (2344)/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 (2692)/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 (3712)/Comments (0)/
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