Tag: opera buffa

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012:Fish Women & Gorillas

Editorial: Fish Women and Tumbling Gorillas Do you still think “opera” means fat ladies singing with spears? Imagine this: you’ve been invited to an official pre-opera press conference. Your invitation warns, “The less able-bodied should bring their headlamps and hip flasks.” You go to the cellar of the National Theatre, still in your winter coat and hat. You sit quietly in rows with other journalists, inside a massive wire cage…

Tuesday, June 21, 2011: Opera Phobia

Summer Solstice Series! Opus Osm is presenting a week-long Summer Solstice Series of “backgrounder” articles. If you’ve ever wondered about opera, this week Zuzana Sklenková is on hand to anticipate everything you’ve always wanted to know about this glorious but confusing art form. And Elizabeth Haas (below) tells about a painless way to experience opera — in an open-air, castle courtyard. Part 2 Opera Phobia: Opera Is Too Serious and…