Arts & Entertainment

Met’s opera ‘Rodelinda’ pure dysfunction, Baroque filigree

And you thought your family was dysfunctional.At the beginning of G.F. Handel’s opera “Rodelinda,” the put-upon queen of an 18th-century Italian kingdom, is in a pile of trouble. Loosely based on a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Audiences roar at ‘Lion in Winter’

So you think your family is dysfunctional during the holidays? I can almost guarantee they’ve got nothing on the Plantagenets.The family gathered in 1183 at a castle in the English-ruled French...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

See Gandhi, King through a Glass kaleidoscope

Chances are you’ve heard more music composed by Philip Glass at the movies than at the opera. This Saturday, you have a chance to do both. Glass’ mesmerizing opera about Mahatma Gandhi,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Aiming for higher education

No matter what Professor Laurie Jameson does, people and events interfere. No matter how hard this smart, successful, Harvard-educated academic tries to advance her feminist agenda, the world is...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Dancing Earth raises bar – and jumps it

Few venues in the Four Corners attract such a vibrant mix of treats for the eyes and ears as the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Tonight’s guests, Dancing Earth, are a sight to...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Siegfried is Siegfried in Met’s latest

Last week, when the big American tenor Gary Lehman called in sick, the Metropolitan Opera didn’t panic. The company had another big-voice in the wings.Enter Jay Hunter Morris, understudy. Son of...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tarot comes to life at Mancos Opera House

If Miss Cleo prophesying your fate in a fake Jamaican accent isn’t your idea of a good fortune, “The Living Tarot Oracle” might have the answer (and perhaps a few more.) Last year’s interactive...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Mozart’s masterpiece ‘Don Giovanni’ turns 224

What delicious irony that The Met: Live in HD performance of “Don Giovanni” will be held Saturday. The premiere in Prague, with Mozart conducting, took place exactly 224 years ago on Oct. 29, 1787....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Denver’s Buell Theatre to host revival of ‘West Side Story’

The Broadway revival tour of “West Side Story” will rumble into in Denver for a holiday run at the Buell Theatre. Performances will be held Dec. 13 through Jan. 1.The new Broadway production began...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Seuss is loose on stage

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Chinese Acrobats to swing through Durango

As far as fall traditions go in the Four Corners, the Golden Dragon Acrobats aren’t too far behind Halloween and Thanksgiving.Year after year, crowds keep coming back to the Community Concert Hall...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Mad about you

Opera in a nutshell: Women go mad and men gain power. With one tiny adjustment, that holds true for Gaetano Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,” the opening opera in The Met: Live in HD 2011-2012 season....

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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