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Review: Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 'A Gathering of Sons' is powerful music theater by Robert Croan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lockdown, a sadistic white policeman, shoots an innocent young black man named Victor, essentially because he can. Before leaving the scene, he takes a bag of yellow “magic” from Victor…

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Opera Theater offers rare chance to see Strauss' minor masterpiece 'The Silent Woman' by Robert Croan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Late in his life, composer Richard Strauss said “The Silent Woman” was his beloved opera that was “clapped into a concentration camp.”

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Music Preview: Recalling the American premiere of Stravinsky’s magnificent 'The Rake’s Progress' by Robert Croan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Opera production of Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” the neoclassical opera by Igor Stravinsky, opens this weekend at the Benedum Center. That opera has become a st…

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Opera preview: For Pittsburgh Opera's 'Cosi fan tutte,' Sir Thomas Allen dons two hats by Robert Croan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The three operas that Mozart wrote to librettos by Lorenzo Da Ponte are unique, not just in the history of opera but of all musical theater. Couched in the traditional form of opera buffa (I…

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