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05.12.2013 | | Posted at 08:33 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The opening passage of The Rite of Spring (La Sacre du Printemps) suggests the parting of morning mist, revealing a clearing in some primeval forest. It’s a calm prelude to a stormy stretch of music, a ballet that triggered the riot between fans and foes captured in the early scenes of Jan Kounen’s film Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (2009). Whether or not the French fashion q...
09.11.2012 | | Posted at 11:21 PM

Milwaukee Opera Theatre tours with Bernstein's musical adaptation

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Voltaire's 18th century journey of Cadndide is one of the great satirical adventures of history. Recognized as being one of the great works of French literature. the comic work had some moments of sheer brilliance. Somewhere in the '50s, the story was adapted into an operetta by Leonard Bernstein. At month's end, that operate makes an interesting journey of its own to a series of different ven...

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