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Great Britten!

I thought that one up myself, but that probably won’t hold up in court—it’s no doubt been used before, and as puns go, it’s pretty bad. Yes, pun: there’s a Brittish…errr, a British composer named Benjamin Britten who has been … Continue reading

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The Dallas Opera’s 2013-2014 season includes works by two composers that I don’t know: Tod Machover (Death and the Powers) and Erik Wolfgang Korngold (Die Tote Stadt). What does the library have that will help me familiarize myself with the music of these two composers?

Korngold is a composer that many people may know from his film scores. His music is often associated with mid-century adventure films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk, and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, all … Continue reading

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Chamber (of Horrors) Opera

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse: the Leanest, Creepiest Opera Ever In December 1900 the lighthouse supply ship Hesperus based in Stromness, Orkney, went on its routine tour of duty to the Flannan Isles light in the Outer Hebrides. The … Continue reading

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