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DEAR RITA – REVIEW OF CHARLOTTETOWN FESTIVAL PRODUCTION

The Charlottetown Festival is back, albeit in a pandemic-modified format. It features three productions with emphasis on...

LA BOHÈME – OPERA REVIEW OF FIRST LIVE FROM THE MET...

For the week of July 12 to 18, 2021 The Metropolitan Opera entertains the opera lovers of...

THE GREEKS IN THE WATERGATE SCANDAL

BOOK REVIEW The Greek Connection The Life of Elias...

MARNIE – REVIEW OF STREAMING OF 2018 MET PRODUCTION

For its 68th week of streaming recorded productions, the Metropolitan Opera of New York has turned patriotic....

SIMON BOCCANEGRA – REVIEW OF STREAMING OF 1995 MET PRODUCTION

“It was a dark and stormy night” are the opening words of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's long forgotten novel...

FAUST – OPERA REVIEW OF STREAMING OF 2011 MET PRODUCTION

What is your soul worth?  The Bible tells us that it is the eternal part in us...

THE RESURRECTION – REVIEW OF OPERA ATELIER PRODUCTION

What would you have opposed to you - the Pope or a pandemic? You are not likely...

THAÏS – REVIEW OF MET OPERA STREAMING OF 2008 PRODUCTION

PAGANISM v. CHRISTIANITY “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like...

CULTURE AFTER COVID-19

THEATRE REVIEW It feels like the end of civilization as we know it. For...

UNCLE VANYA – REVIEW OF FILM OF CHEKHOV’S PLAY

Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya opened in January 2020 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. It was...
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