Hell Of An Opera: Portland Opera's Orphée


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Of the six Philip Glass operas I've seen live, 1993's Orphée is the most conventional in structure, in part because Glass derived the story from Jean Cocteau's screenplay for his celebrated 1949 film. Most of Glass' other stage work, especially the legendary Einstein on the Beach and other operas with director/genius Robert Wilson, have eschewed straight narrative for more abstract or suggestive ...   More
 
Monday, November 9, 2009 BRETT CAMPBELL

Portland Opera Scores Philip Glass Record


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The contracts aren't yet signed, and the legal beagles have yet to complete their sniffing and gnawing, but it seems highly probable that Portland Opera is about to make its first-ever recording -- and it's a big one. At an interview this morning, Opera spokeswoman Julia Sheridan and composer Philip Glass announced plans for Glass's record label, Orange Mountain Music, to release the first recording ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 BRETT CAMPBELL

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