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The Latest on the Berkshire Review

The Latest on the Berkshire Review

2016 in retrospect — The Bard Music Festival: Giacomo Puccini and his World

December 31st, 2016

by: Michael Miller

  For a discussion of other Puccinian issues omitted here, above all the role of the nascent recording industry in disseminating Puccini's operas, see our preview[...]

Rascals, an Inspired Restaurant and Performance Space in the Crossgates Mall, Albany

December 14th, 2016

by: Michael Miller

  In cooking, as in any art, you have to know the rules—the more profoundly the better—to break them. While en route, appropriately enough, to Albany, I h[...]

Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic: A musical experience of a lifetime

November 22nd, 2016

by: The Editor

  Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker Symphony Hall, Boston November 11, 2016 After the stunning concert with Simon Rattle leading the Berliner Philharmoniker at Boston’s Symphony Hall—Pierre Boulez’s scint[...]

A Singer's Notes 130: Peter and the Starcatcher at Hubbard Hall

November 19th, 2016

by: Keith Kibler

  Peter and the Starcatcher at Hubbard Hall Written by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Directed by David Snider Cast: Peter – Christiana Roewer Molly Aster – Kyra Fitzgerald Black Stache – Erin Ouelle[...]

Singer's Notes 129: The Consul, the Tramp, and America's Sweetheart at Oldcastle; Hamlet at Shakespeare & Co.; Kožená at Union College

November 9th, 2016

by: Keith Kibler

Oldcastle Theatre Company's The Consul, the Tramp, and America's Sweetheart, a world premiere by John Morogiello Yet another success for this Company. There was vivid acting. Elizabeth Aspenlieder, a[...]

Openings: Boston Musica Viva plays Boulez, Marteau sans maître, and Nelsons and the BSO present Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier

October 30th, 2016

by: Charles Warren

  Openings Boston Musica Viva Tsai Performance Center, Boston University September 24, 2016 Boston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall September 29, 2016 One hoped and expected there would be performances of Pierre Boulez pieces[...]

Glimmerglass Festival 2016 - Opera for the Inner Birdwatcher…and the Rest of Us!

October 23rd, 2016

by: Seth Lachterman

Glimmerglass 2016 The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra) Music by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Théodore Baudouin d'Aubigny and Louis-Charles Caigniez. Conductor, Joseph Colaneri Director, Peter Kazaras Choreographer, Meg Gillentine Sets and Costumes, [...]

Intimate Conversations, Bach and Beyond:
 Bach, Kabalevsky, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, and Telemann — Kenneth Cooper and Friends at Camphill Ghent

October 20th, 2016

by: Michael Miller

    Intimate Conversations, Bach and Beyond: 
Bach, Kabalevsky, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, and Telemann Camphill Ghent Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3pm G. Ph. Telemann – Trio Sonata in C minor J. S. Bac[...]

Bizet's Carmen at the Boston Lyric Opera

October 14th, 2016

by: Charles Warren

Carmen Music by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée Boston Lyric Opera, September 30, 2016 The Boston Lyric Opera ha[...]

The Concerts at Camphill Ghent 2016 - 2017: Season Opening Concert Coming Up, October 15, 3pm

October 8th, 2016

by: Michael Miller

  The Concerts at Camphill Ghent 2016 - 2017: Season Opening Concert Coming Up, October 15, 3pm A relatively new chamber music series in our area, The Concerts at [...]