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.
Critic, composer, and blogger Matthew Guerrieri talks with CNE's Brian McCreath about his book The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination.
He begins by responding to this quote from Count Ferdinand Waldstein, one of Beethoven's supporters in Vienna: Beethoven came to Vienna to "receive the spirit of Mozart from the hands of Haydn."
(photo by Michael Lionstar)
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