Boston Lyric Opera's The Barber of Seville
Brian McCreath previews Boston Lyric Opera's The Barber of Seville, playing at the The Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre through March 18, 2012, with music director David Angus, soprano Sarah Coburn (as Rosina), John Tessier (as Count Almaviva), and Jonathan Beyer (as Figaro).
(photo from BLO's The Barber of Seville by Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera)
2011-2012 Classical Mid-Season Report, Part 1
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Music from Downton Abbey
Classical New England's Brian McCreath talks with composer John Lunn about his score for the Masterpiece Classic series Downton Abbey.
(image of Highclere Castle, the setting of Downton Abbey, by Mike Searle, via Wikimedia; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic)
Three Pianos at A.R.T.
The second in a series of features exploring Eternal Echoes - Songs and Dances for the Soul, from EMI Classics, with violinist Itzhak Perlman, Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, and the New England Conservatory's Hankus Netsky.
Based on Abraham Goldfaden's 1897 anthem "Die Yiddishe Hoffnung" (The Jewish Hope), the song speaks to those uprooted by the pogroms and other forms of persecution and looks forward to a time when King David returns and plays his fiddle (a role which Perlman is happy to play in this song!)
(photo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco, courtesy of EMI)
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