Any opera with a rape as its central dramatic event is bound to be a little twisted. That’s Rigoletto in…
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Alejandro Escuer’s Mexico City-based quintet Onix Ensamble —  Escuer, flute; Fernando Dominguez, clarinet; Edith Ruiz, piano; Abel Romero, violin; Edgardo…
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We like to think that chamber music is an acquired taste but what is chamber music but music played in…
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“Life is but a game” is a famous proverb in Russia, which derives from Tchaikovsky’s penultimate opera. It is a…
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Georges Bizet received hostile reviews of “Carmen” in 1875. Critics saw it as a radical opera that opposed the traditions…
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Some things never go out of style: basic black, young love, “La Bohème.” Reputed to be the most often performed…
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