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The MET splurges on the Nile

With Verdi’s “Aida,” grand opera couldn’t be more grandiose.The Metropolitan Opera’s elaborate revival is so over the top, it sets a standard for opulence. Audiences can’t get enough of Director...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bah, humbug!

At last count, 10 clocks surmount the new Durango Arts Center production of “A Christmas Carol.” They hang here and there above a stage full of props, boxes and a hat tree for quick, on-stage...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

MET finds more royal turmoil in Stockholm

Here we go again. “Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” is yet another opera about a powerful ruler who in the end forgives his enemies. Didn’t we just see that last week at The MET: Live in HD?Yes, we...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on the air

“It’s a Wonderful Life” opened in December 1946 in New York City, and the holiday classic’s heartwarming message endures despite recent holiday seasons more memorable for the not-so-heartwarming...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Spend Saturday morning in Rome

Decisions, decisions, decisions.Torn between his best friend and the love of his life, Sesto has a hard decision to make. Vitellia, the embittered daughter of Rome’s late emperor, wants Sesto to...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Tempest’ to make landfall

Location, location, location.From a sandy island to a fanciful opera house, “The Tempest” has been set in many locations.Thomas Adès’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s last play had its American...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

What do they know?

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Talent pool

Traditionally, Orpheus descends into Hades searching for Eurydice. In the Merely Players production of “Metamorphoses,” Orpheus finds his beloved at the bottom of an empty swimming pool.The pool is...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Drama at blinding speed

Accidentally, “Deja Variations” followed “The Art of Acting” at the dress rehearsal Tuesday night for “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.” They were the funniest of about 30 playlets to run...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Demon barber takes the stage just in time

“Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd.” So begins the macabre musical about the Demon Barber of Fleet Street now playing at Durango High School.Dickensian in nature, the work is about revenge, but it...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Rocky’ goes Steampunk

In these parts, the Rocky Horror Show has no rivals when it comes to Halloween tradition. Even the Great Pumpkin can’t compete.Tonight’s double feature will open the fifth season of Richard...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Otello’ is Shakespeare – in Verdi style

Domestic violence. It’s older than the Bible and as fresh as the morning news.No wonder composer Giuseppe Verdi said yes to Arrigo Boito’s libretto for an opera based on Shakespeare’s “Othello.”...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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