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Djamileh – origins and synopsis

Djamileh – origins and synopsis

Djamileh, Bizet’s first mature opera, came right before Carmen. Its music is rich, sensual and beautifully orchestrated, totally worth the listening.

Ravaged Beauty

Ravaged Beauty

The conceptual opera “Audioguide III” ends with the disruption of 66 violins. Does this serve the kantian philosophical underground of the work?

Baudelaire’s goats

Baudelaire’s goats

How Baudelaire’s poem “L’irreparable” and an old man’s story inspired a new piece.

Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Who says opera should only be staged and performed by big opera houses?
Small opera companies have the capacity to refuel people’s attention on this art, breaking the rituals and engaging new and old audiences.

Creative dissonance

Creative dissonance

Composing is a reflection of everyday life and how you live your emotions throughout it. Live mildly and you’ll get bland notes out of your pen. But why do that when you can have no fear of right or wrong and listen to the radio in colors?

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