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Bob Bernard's Corner: Tanz für mich, Salome Keep Your Head On

Bob Bernard's Corner: Tanz für mich, Salome

LA Opera's Salome is only the latest in a long line of fascinating adaptations.

Bob Bernard's Corner: A Love Letter from across the Centuries Henry Purcell's The Fairy-Queen at Long Beach Opera January 22 and 28, 2017

Bob Bernard's Corner: A Love Letter from across the Centuries

Mark your calendars: Long Beach Opera goes Baroque with The Fairy-Queen on January 22 and 28.

Bob Bernard's Corner: Three Faces of Akhnaten The micro, the macro, and the naturalistic

Bob Bernard's Corner: Three Faces of Akhnaten

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

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.

Bob Bernard's Corner: The Death of Macbeth or: Dying with Dignity

Bob Bernard's Corner: The Death of Macbeth

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

Bob Bernard's Corner: Leap of Faith It's all about the bouncing Tosca.

Bob Bernard's Corner: Leap of Faith

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

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