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hank-quense's picture
Jan.12.2014
  FNN entertainment reporter Mia Diversion has followed this story since the first demonstration by opera lovers broke out near the Metropolitan Opera House in Manhattan. At that time, more than a hundred opera buffs carrying signs and chanting, "Down with Wotan's Dilemma," protested author...
katherine-gregor's picture
Aug.18.2013
One of my favourite operas – if not my actual favourite – is Turandot.  Inspired by the Persian fairy tale Turan-Dokht, it was Giacomo Puccini’s swansong, left unfinished at his death and completed by Franco Alfano. There is something profoundly different about ...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.02.2013
Not bad for a fellow who was tone deaf and cared little for music.  I doubt the singing voice would fare any better for Kafka. However, he had a deep interest in theatre. Perhaps he would garner some appreciation for the words (most of which are his own). The text in this article is a first...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Sep.09.2012
            Football and basketball and sports in general baffle me.  They are frequently boring with breaks lasting longer than the action, more often inaction, between the teams.  Rules have changed what were interesting games beyond recognition....
dale-estey's picture
Apr.16.2012
Philip Glass wrote this interpretation of Kafka's "In The Penal Colony" in 2000 so, taking this many years to finally reach Australia, seems a leisurely world cruise. The stark horror and perverse turn-about of Kafka's short story encourages a stark performance on an operatic stage. With certain...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.04.2012
Well, I owe my life to Hitler and all but - yeh - this is kinda crass. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   Opera to mark Hitler's birthday met with chorus of disapproval Berlin opera house forced to reschedule Wagner work that inspired Nazi leader TONY PATERSON    Berlin's biggest...
chris-dee's picture
Feb.01.2012
Since Red Room let us display recent tweets and Facebok updates on our profiles, I've been remiss in announcing new Cat-Tales chapters.  Making up for it today.  Others had to wait, but here, exclusively on Red Room, you get the teaser trailer for The Gotham Rogues: A Knight at the Opera...
katherine-holmes's picture
Dec.05.2011
Monday, December 5, 2011   Fiction from Reality or the news that can't be published  Reviewing Joanna Stephen-Ward's Vissi d’arte, Shah Wali Fazli’s The Interpreter, Faith Mortimer’s Assassin’s Village, and MG Villesca’s Getting ME Back. Reading, we like to believe we’re in something...
monty-heying's picture
Dec.03.2011
[This is one of the most powerful scene's I have come across in literature. Isaac, a Jewish symphony conductor, speaks to Paula, a Jewish opera singer who has lost her voice after the shock of learning details about her father’s suffering at Auschwitz. As a ten year-old, the father's job had been...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.07.2011
A neglected Glass opera grows in Brooklyn with “In the Penal Colony"   by Sean Piccoli   Matt Boehler (left) and Jason Papowitz in Philip Glass's opera "In the Penal Colony," presented by American Opera Projects and String Orchestra Brooklyn. Photo: Gerry Goodstein      A...