Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

About: Judith Reynolds is an arts journalist and member of the American Theater Critics Association.

The MET stages Puccini’s great tragic opera

For good reason, the Metropolitan Opera has staged Puccini’s “La Bohème” more than any other opera. Fans all over the world care about Mimi and Rodolfo as if they were family – or earlier versions...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

FLC showcases student performers at an honors recital on Feb. 25

At the annual honors recital Feb. 25 at Fort Lewis College, 11 music students will perform works by Mozart and Beethoven, Poulenc and Faure, and others. “This is my favorite student event of the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Artist Rosemary Meza-DesPlas takes over Durango Arts Center

A huge wall drawing of a nude woman crawling forward expresses the title and themes of an unusual exhibit at the Durango Arts Center this month. “nevertheless: She Persisted” is a solo show of...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

San Juan Symphony Orchestra packages musical box of chocolates

Next week, the San Juan Symphony has creatively packaged four events around Valentine’s Day. The orchestra has scheduled three exactly on Thursday, and its big weekend concert pair in Durango and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Snowdown Follies’ old-timers show the upstarts how it’s done

What happened? The guys formerly known as The Danglers (2012) or The Laptops (2013) have morphed into a barbershop quintet. Smartly dressed in striped blazers and straw boaters, The Clip ’N Dales...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET Live in HD explores sexual harassment

As the #MeToo movement surges, let me propose Tosca as its poster child. Floria Tosca is the fictional heroine in the tragic opera named after her. She’s a beautiful diva stalked and sexually...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The phenomenon of PostSecret travels to Durango

“My secret is …” are the words that begin what has become an international phenomenon. PostSecret is a community mail-art project that officially launched Jan. 1, 2005. Created by Frank Warren, a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Quadrivium ensemble continues outreach with the best in vocal music

Quadrivium may be young in years, but it’s making good on its promise of high-quality musical performances, education and outreach. Organized in 2016 for the joy of singing and to present...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains recalibrates education components

As Music in the Mountains enters its 32nd year, the organization is taking a long winter look at its various components. From a modest, and somewhat informal, beginning with 11 musicians three...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

It’s a hard-knock life in rags-to-riches musical

Imagine 50 orphans asleep on the Durango Arts Center stage. Amid pillows and blankets, the youngsters dream of better days. Then they awaken to the reality of the Municipal Girls Orphanage under...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players casts another spell with ‘Wrinkle in Time’

We should be so lucky to have three life guides like Mrs. Whatsit (Mandy Gardner), Mrs. Who (Sarah Choszczyk) and Mrs. Which (Helen Jauregui). In Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi fantasy A Wrinkle in...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Met Live in HD’s ‘The Exterminating Angel’ to be screened at Fort Lewis College

“The Exterminating Angel” is a scary new opera based on a scarier old movie. Rough, dark and depressing, the opera, by British composer Thomas Adès and his co-librettist Tom Cairns, will make its...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts