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MANAGING OPERA CHAOS PART 2

“OPERA,” SIR PETER USTINOV said, “rides the razor edge of absurdity.” And, as discussed yesterday in Part 1, it’s only through adroit control by stage managers that chaos is avoided. … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

OPERA FUN CONTINUES

OPERA RIDES the razor edge of absurdity, according to Peter Ustinov. And it continues to delight me, whether in performances or in its attendant fun. Today, I share charming tales … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment