Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Mozart'

Mini Review of Big Concert: NSO's The Rite of Spring

The concert: National Symphony Orchestra plays "Le sacre du printemps ("The Rite of Spring") When: November 13, 2014 Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach The Program: Lera Auerbach: Eterniday/ Homage to W.A. Mozart The Dresser's reaction: rich and layered with solo instruments featured, trance-inducing, made her think of Elena Ruhr's music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314 Solo performer: Flutist Aaron Goldman Cadenzas by Lera Auerbach commissioned by NSO for all three movement The Dresser's reaction: Uplifting with recognizable themes. The cadenzas were well integrated. Goldman was a pleasure to watch and hear. Igor Stravinsky: The Rite...

The Magic Flute Speaks English

On May 3, 2014, Washington National Opera premiered a highly colorful interpretation of Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute. Co-produced by San Francisco Opera Association, Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Opera Carolina, Kelley Rourke's translation of Die Zauberflöte, Emanuel Schikaneder's original libretto in German, sparkles with contemporary references and current day idioms without going overboard. What's particularly interesting is Rourke has recently done two English translations of Die Zauberflöte. The other produced by Boston Lyric Opera premiered in 2013 and reframes Schikaneder's story using a Mayan setting and a contemporary and dreamscape timeframe. The WNO production directed by...

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