25 February 2015

Mieczysław Weinberg’s Opera “The Passenger”: On Memory and Forgetting




Originally posted at The Cosmopolitan Review (2/24/2014). “The Passenger” at New York’s Lincoln Center © Stephanie Berger Polish classical musicians and opera singers have always enjoyed global renown, with singers such as Mariusz Kwiecień, Ewa Podleś, Piotr Beczała, Aleksandra Kurzak, and Andrzej Dobber regularly performing at the world’s top opera houses. Likewise, Polish opera directors have […]

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2 October 2012

Escape From Circus: Review of Mabou Mines’s “Dollhouse”




Originally posted at HotReview (10/11/12). During the ten years of its run, when asked what I thought of Mabou Mines’s Dollhouse, I’ve always responded that based on the reviews, and the video of the production, I felt ambivalent about it. Now that the show is finally closing forever, and after finally being able to see it […]

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