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U.S. vs. Them: How a Half Century of Conservatism Has Undermined America’s Security By J. Peter Scoblic New York, Penguin Group, 2008 Website Of the recent books dealing with right-wing foreign policy, J. Peter Scoblic’s U.S. vs. Them may  ...

Orfeo ed Euridice

Metropolitan Opera, New York City May 2-12, 2007 Directed and choreographed by Mark Morris Sets: Allen Moyer Costumes: Isaac Mizrahi Orfeo: David Daniels Euridice: Maija Kovalevska Amor: Heidi Grant Murphy Conducted by James Levine website The Met’s new production of  ...

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The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera Ireland The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Conductor: Jari Hamalainen Directed by Marc Adam (re-staged by Pascale-Sabine Chevroton) Featuring: François Lis (Figaro), Maria Carola (Susanna), Anna Agathonos (Cherubino), Paul Armin Edelmann  ...

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart San Francisco Opera October 13-November 3, 2007 Conductor: Donald Runnicles Director: Stanley M. Garner Tamino: Piotr Beczala Pamina: Dina Kuznetsova Papageno: Christopher maltman The Queen of the Night: Erika Miklósa Sarastro:  ...

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By Benjamin Britten Houston Grand Opera Production Stage Manager: Neil Armfield Conductor: Patrick Summers Daniel Belcher: Billy Budd Andrew Kennedy: Edward Fairfax Vere Phillp Ens: John Claggart April 24, 27, May 2, 4, 9, 2008 http://www.houstongrandopera.org/page.aspx?pageid=12016918 In these dark days  ...

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by Richard Strauss Opera Ireland / Solvakian National Opera Bratislava and Czech National Opera Prague The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Conductor: Waler Kobéra Directed by Dieter Kaegi Featuring: Kinga Dobay (Composer), Mari Moriya (Zerbinetta), Alwyn Mellor (Prima Donna), Jan Durco (Music  ...

Martha Graham Dance Company- review

So what do we do with Martha Graham Dance Company now? It has receded from the brink of financial disaster enough to mount a two week run at the Joyce Theater. The level of technique is high. Artistic Director Janet  ...

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Two programs which paid their respects to the New York City Ballet in different ways, and a dangling semaphore, an android frenzy by Wayne MCGregor (repeated from last season) “Eden, Eden”, finished off the regular season of the San Francisco  ...

Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Company- review

Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Company Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, San Francisco February 9-10, 2007 Dance Company Information Denied their drums, enslaved Africans in the Americas reinvent- ed their spiritual dance traditions as  ...

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Stephen Pelton Dance Company Preview and a white light in the back of my mind to guide me June 5-8, 2008 Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco The season is named for Pelton’s newest work, inspired by the poetry of  ...