Cange’s Corner

Das Lied von der Erde, July 25th, Santa Fe

After attending Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's summer season, I felt compelled to write about it...so moving was the entire event. I hesitated momentarily because I felt that perhaps I couldn't be completely objective as I am currently working with Paul…

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Life is a Dream, Santa Fe Opera 2010

Opening night of Lewis Spratlan's Pulitzer Prize winning opera, Life is a Dream, was somewhat of a subdued affair. Unseasonably cold and wet weather loomed, as did a sense of trepidation, in my opinion, as to how the opera would be received. In a world where Nobel Prize Awards, Academy…

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Tales of Hoffmann, 2010 Santa Fe

The first run through of Hoffmann onstage today (July 10) was a bag of mixed emotions.  Less than 24 hours earlier I returned to the home in Santa Fe to which I was assigned, to find it had been broken into and robbed rather thoroughly.  Paul Groves wondered why I…

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Santa Fe Opera, 2010

Having just arrived a few days ago here in Santa Fe for their 2010 summer season; I am reminded of the last time that I was here...three summers ago.  At that time, I was singing the same production of The Magic Flute that I am now covering for this summer. …

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Dallas Opera, 2010: Madame Butterfly

The past months of April and May were spent in the wonderful city of Dallas, Texas, working with the Dallas Opera.  The only thing that could have trumped the world premiere of Jake Heggy's much touted (and rightfully so) Moby Dick, and the wonderful remount of Francesca Zambello's Madame Butterfly…

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