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Giddens opera, book demand new look at slavery story

Feb. 25, 2023 00:02 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The image projected onto the curtain as audience members file into UNC’s Memorial Hall for the staging of the opera “Omar” is so faint at first it looks like shadows made by folds in the fabric. But as the lights dim, eyes, a nose and a mouth emerge,...

Met Opera scraps set from Russia, builds own for `Lohengrin'

Feb. 24, 2023 15:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Günther Groissböck was about to walk onstage at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre for the first act of a new “Lohengrin” production last winter when his wife, Isabel, texted that she and their 12-year-old daughter were about to take off on a flight home to Milan. ...

Terence Blanchard gets yearlong Lincoln Center celebration

Jan. 19, 2023 13:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Blanchard, the first Black composer whose work has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, will be given a yearlong celebration at Lincoln Center starting in March. The Met, New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard...