Opera – Saturova http://saturova.cz/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:13:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://saturova.cz/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-1-150x150.png Opera – Saturova http://saturova.cz/ 32 32 Opera review: ‘Le Comte Ory’: Rossini’s laughter entertainment https://saturova.cz/opera-review-le-comte-ory-rossinis-laughter-entertainment/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:13:18 +0000 https://saturova.cz/opera-review-le-comte-ory-rossinis-laughter-entertainment/ CHICAGO—The majority of great operas are tragedies, with many of their main characters ending up dead at the end of the curtain. Thus, when an opera makes people laugh and all the characters are still alive when the finale arrives, it leaves a welcoming feeling of well-being. Such is the entertaining case with “Le Comte […]]]>

CHICAGO—The majority of great operas are tragedies, with many of their main characters ending up dead at the end of the curtain. Thus, when an opera makes people laugh and all the characters are still alive when the finale arrives, it leaves a welcoming feeling of well-being. Such is the entertaining case with “Le Comte Ory”, which is currently playing at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Gioachino Rossini’s opera is not as well known as his “The Barber of Seville” or his “William Tell Overture” (with its opening theme for film, radio and TV shows featuring The Lone Tidy). But it’s as much a light-hearted romp as any of the other works the composer often produced.

Lyrical escape

On a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, the story of the vigorous and bawdy Le Comte is supposed to take place in the 12th century when a troop of soldiers takes off to fight the Crusades, leaving their girlfriends, wives , and sisters behind. Womanizer Count Ory, who decides fighting the infidels isn’t in his best interests, stays home and embarks on a more personal and seductive battle.

The Count’s page, Isolier, is in love with the Countess Adèle and confesses to Ory his plan to court her. Ory appreciates the idea, but for himself. For the sake of seduction, he seizes the opportunity to seduce the beautiful and pure Countess Adèle. To do this, he must enter her castle disguising his identity: he does this by posing as a holy man offering spiritual and romantic advice to the women of the court, as well as posing as a nun. This whole crazy pretense is a riotous boo that leads to a lot of ridiculous and hilarious shenanigans.

Countess Adèle (Kathryn Lewek in pink) and Isolier (Kayleigh Decker in red), in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Le Comte Ory”. (Todd Rosenberg)

The opera premiered in Paris in 1828, which means the jokes about transgender identities and sexual antics wouldn’t be questioned in its time, but don’t pass on to ours. Indeed, from some points of view, the opera should be attacked and perhaps closed. But director Bartlett Sher has found an imaginative way to overcome this politically charged problem by staging an opera within the opera. Sher’s intriguing concept is now being used by director Kathleen Smith Belcher for Lyric’s “The Count” production.

Instead of just taking center stage, the action takes place on a theatrical wooden plank platform, which set designer Michael Yeargan has embellished with pulleys, wheels, ramps and a fairytale castle. old fashioned fairies. This setting gives the impression that the opera is being performed in an earlier era rather than a more modern time.

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(Front L–R) Isolier (Kayleigh Decker), Countess Adele (Kathryn Lewek) and Count Ory (Lawrence Brownlee), in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of ‘The Count Ory’. (Todd Rosenberg)

Can they sing!

What makes “The Count” a particularly engaging presentation, however, are its enchanting interpretations by a very talented ensemble that includes Lawrence Brownlee who not only commands the opera with a rich, velvety tenor as Count Ory, but who sings Rossini’s razor, rapid notes with irresistible ardour. Plus, Kayleigh Decker delivers a crystal-clear mezzo-soprano performance as Isolier, Ory’s page, as well as charming physicality with slapstick comedy.

The highlight of the performances, however, is that of golden-voiced soprano Kathryn Lewek, who not only delivers delightful vocalizations but also exhibits terrific comedic timing in her portrayal of the titled and demanding Adele.

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Countess Adele (Kathryn Lewek) shows tremendous comedic timing in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Le Comte Ory.” (Todd Rosenberg)

As always, musical director Enrique Mazzola does an excellent job leading the exemplary lyric orchestra, and the lyric choir, under the direction of choirmaster Michael Black, translates into robust antics that add to the hysterical humor. of the opera.

The only hiccup in this exuberant, laugh-filled operatic gem is designer Catherine Zuber’s costume. The opera is supposed to be set in the 12th century, but the dress, except for the knights who only show up at the end of the production, seems to be the dress of a more modern century. That said, the costumes are plush and beautiful, and they don’t get in the way of the exuberant fun of the job.

While “Le Comte Ory” was written by Rossini at the end of his spectacular career (his 38th out of 39 lyrical works), its sparkling and effervescent music imposes itself as a sparkling delight, all the more appreciated for its uplifting sound. , energetic and cheerful melodies are a contrasting tonic for today’s trying times.

“Count Ory”
Chicago Lyric Opera
20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago
Tickets: 312-827-5600 or LyricOpera.org
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Closing: Nov. 26, 2022

Betty Mohr

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As an arts writer and film/theater/opera critic, Betty Mohr has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Australian, Dramatist, SouthtownStar, Post Tribune, Herald News, Globe and Mail in Toronto and other publications.

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The Saint-Louis Opera Theater will present three world premieres in the genre https://saturova.cz/the-saint-louis-opera-theater-will-present-three-world-premieres-in-the-genre/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 05:16:11 +0000 https://saturova.cz/the-saint-louis-opera-theater-will-present-three-world-premieres-in-the-genre/ The Opera Theater of Saint Louis has announced the stories of three groundbreaking 20-minute operas commissioned for its New Works 2023 collective. The company said five composers and librettists skillfully weaved together musical influences spanning rock, funk, jazz, blues, and more. to create a very unique and completely American soundscape. The initiative, which was first […]]]>

The Opera Theater of Saint Louis has announced the stories of three groundbreaking 20-minute operas commissioned for its New Works 2023 collective.

The company said five composers and librettists skillfully weaved together musical influences spanning rock, funk, jazz, blues, and more. to create a very unique and completely American soundscape.

The initiative, which was first announced in February 2022, is the first from an American opera company that invites open submissions from across the country and allows its community to independently select projects for further development. .

In a report, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, director and community consultant for the New Works Collective said, “What’s really cool about this program is that it’s never been done before. Usually in this industry, an institution tells artists what they can do. But by empowering the community, it’s the first time that the community really has a voice and can choose artists who otherwise would have been ignored. It’s a North Star moment for American opera, and I hope many, many will follow in the years to come. »

The first work in the series is “Cook Shack” by Del’Shawn Taylor and Samiya Bashir. The work tells the story of Dayo who is struggling to fit in at school. Like so many other young girls, she hides her true potential to go unnoticed.

The second work is “Slanted: An American Rock Opera” by Simon Tam and Joe X. Jiang. The work is set in 2017 when an Asian American dance rock band called The Slants went to the Supreme Court to fight for the right to use their name. Now, real-life protagonists Tam and Jiang put their legal experience to music — including a powerful lesson on free speech and bridging political divides from the late and prophetic Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Finally, the final work is “Madison Lodge by Tre’von Griffith.” The work tells the story of X migrates from the South to the mecca of Harlem, desperate to escape their small-town spirit. X’s life is forever changed when they are introduced to drag balls and find a community where they can discover their voice, celebrate their humanity, and be their authentic selves.

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What a banker thinks English National Opera should do https://saturova.cz/what-a-banker-thinks-english-national-opera-should-do/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:59:41 +0000 https://saturova.cz/what-a-banker-thinks-english-national-opera-should-do/ Norman Lebrecht November 14, 2022 Huw van Steenis is Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive of UBS. Previously, he was a senior adviser to Mark Carney when he was Governor of the Bank of England. He is also a director of ENO. In an editorial by the Times today, he attacks the Arts Council’s old […]]]>

Norman Lebrecht

November 14, 2022

Huw van Steenis is Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive of UBS. Previously, he was a senior adviser to Mark Carney when he was Governor of the Bank of England. He is also a director of ENO.

In an editorial by the Times today, he attacks the Arts Council’s old London plan for the venture. Less positively, it offers no alternative.

It starts:
What do you do when all the energy you’ve invested in performance for many years is suddenly threatened? That’s how the incredible singers, musicians and technicians of English National Opera feel. They were told they only had 20 weeks left at the Coliseum in London.

And ends:
Audiences, artists, musicians and technicians deserve better. The government and the Arts Council need to think again and do a proper analysis of opera and audiences across the country – and show how it works, because it seems arbitrary. Opera is the embodiment of an essential human instinct: to tell stories through music. Comedies, stories and tragedies. ENO wants to keep telling everyone.

And that’s all?

Here is a photo, perhaps more effective, of today’s pro-ENO demo.

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BSU to produce Opera Night Gala https://saturova.cz/bsu-to-produce-opera-night-gala/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:51:00 +0000 https://saturova.cz/bsu-to-produce-opera-night-gala/ Performing artists from Bemidji State University prepare for next weekend’s Opera Night, a formal dinner and gala event, led by BSU Opera Theater Director Dr. Cory Renbarger . “It’s just a night where people come to hang out, eat good food, and what Dr. Renbarger was saying: to do a bit, like, experience a culture, […]]]>

Performing artists from Bemidji State University prepare for next weekend’s Opera Night, a formal dinner and gala event, led by BSU Opera Theater Director Dr. Cory Renbarger .

“It’s just a night where people come to hang out, eat good food, and what Dr. Renbarger was saying: to do a bit, like, experience a culture, experience great music,” Michael explained. Johann, member of the BSU choir. .

The upcoming Opera Night is meant to serve as a love letter to music culture itself and will include pieces from operas, musicals and several choral works.

“It’s just interesting to see all these genres mixed together,” said choir member Bria Havorson. “In one place, I think [it] really shows that music is cultural, music is there for every person.

The overall goal of the upcoming performance is to provide a one-of-a-kind variety show, showcasing the musical talents of these developing artists for those in the Bemidji area.

“We want to make sure that we create a performance that everyone will enjoy.” said choir member Zenith Lee.

“It’s going to be a talent night that’s just so extraordinary,” Havorson said. “It’s just BSU talent. That’s the word to explain it.

BSU’s Opera Night will take place on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. If you are interested in attending either performance, tickets must be purchased in advance. More information about Opera Night can be found here.

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Stage and Heard – Soap Opera Digest https://saturova.cz/stage-and-heard-soap-opera-digest/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:24:06 +0000 https://saturova.cz/stage-and-heard-soap-opera-digest/ GH Parent’s Sanctuary (Scott) and Genie Francois (Laura) fondly recalls their time in real life in the 1970s, and Shriner says he scored big as a boyfriend thanks to his fondness for good food. “At the time, she was living in the Valley, and I was a big fan of dining out,” the actor recalls. […]]]>

GH Parent’s Sanctuary (Scott) and Genie Francois (Laura) fondly recalls their time in real life in the 1970s, and Shriner says he scored big as a boyfriend thanks to his fondness for good food. “At the time, she was living in the Valley, and I was a big fan of dining out,” the actor recalls. “I was like, ‘Genie, come on, I’m going to take you out to dinner tonight!’ And when she thinks back to that time, she says, “Well, we had a great time, and I ate at the best restaurants in Sherman Oaks!” I didn’t really think about it at the time, except that’s what I always do — I love eating out and I had money coming in. But I don’t think Genie was used to eating out in her youth. the kinds of restaurants I took her to were, you know, fancy places! So she has very fond memories of being invited to dinner at these fun restaurants and having tasted escargot or vichyssoise for the first time – all of which she had probably never eaten before from her life ! Not only have they remained friends, but Shriner still looks forward to working with her. “Whenever I get scenes with Genie, I’m always very happy, even though the dynamic between our characters is very different now.”

Jackee Harry (Paulina) believes she hit the jackpot when it comes to her DAYS OF OUR LIVES girls. To know, Raven Bowens (Chanel) and Sal Stowers (formerly Lani). “I love them. They are great young women,” says Harry. [come to me], because I’ve been there. Navigation gets confusing at times. [You wonder] how come you don’t receive some parts? Why don’t people see some light in you? And [I’ve told them] how to avoid troublemakers. It’s two words – trouble and creators. Harry has great admiration for Bowens. “She is gorgeous and very ready to do the job,” she notes. “She’s a great actress, and she’s good about herself, loving, and warm. She’s taken right to [the role]. There was no discomfort. Our connection was instantaneous. The couple often spend time behind the scenes bonding. “Oh yeah. We talk about people,” Harry delivers with a laugh. “We chat. We talk about boyfriends, and in her case, she’s doing better than me. business. I give him advice on business. You have to find people who love you for you. Harry still keeps in touch with Stowers, who left the soap opera earlier this year. “She’s a business guru. exercise. She’s happy. She lies,” Harry notes. “I hate her because she doesn’t have cellulite. I said to him, ‘I don’t think that’s right. It is not fair.’ He is also a free spirit. She [follows] its own star. She has a very independent thought, which is really refreshing.

On B&B, unlucky lover Carter finally found happiness with Quinn just before Rena Sofer (Quinn) left the soap – and Laurent Saint Victor (Carter) has fond memories of her and their memorable couple. “Man, working with Rena, I was so excited because I had no idea what the match with Carter and Quinn would be like,” the actor smiled. “We both had no idea, and the fans had no idea either. Nobody would have ever predicted it, including us. That’s the spirit of Brad Bell [executive producer/head writer], so I super excited and a little nervous. Rena and I called each other the weekend before we started our script to talk about it, and we have a very similar work ethic. We really like getting into the story and spending as much time as possible creating a safe environment to work, play, and find things. This has always been the goal and working with Rena has been a joy. I love him as a person. I love that we have become great friends. For so long we couldn’t spend time together and then it happened. I learned so much from her. After a long day of work, we would always stay after our scenes and do lines for the next day or even the next few days. We kept digging, and it was so much fun. I will miss all of this.

Although she’s never handled so much dialogue in previous acting projects, Zuleyka Silver (Audra, Y&R) found memorizing copious amounts of lines for her latest soap work to be not that difficult. “Well, at first I knew there would be a lot to memorize, which made me quite nervous, but I think going to college helped me in that department,” he explains. -she. “I had to memorize so many essays for when my final came. To study, I would write an entire essay, memorize it, and then write it again on my final. When Silver received his first script, “I would look at them and be like, ‘Wow, that’s a walk in the park,'” she admits. work, because it is. I’m just glad that applying those memorization skills came in handy. And everyone here was so helpful and patient, which definitely boosted the confidence on set.

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Jakub Jósef Orlinski, Meigui Zhang and Nicole Heaston headline San Francisco Opera’s “Orpheus and Eurydice” https://saturova.cz/jakub-josef-orlinski-meigui-zhang-and-nicole-heaston-headline-san-francisco-operas-orpheus-and-eurydice/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 17:43:46 +0000 https://saturova.cz/jakub-josef-orlinski-meigui-zhang-and-nicole-heaston-headline-san-francisco-operas-orpheus-and-eurydice/ (Credit: Jiyang Chen) The San Francisco Opera is set to open a new production of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice” on November 15, 2022. The opera will feature countertenor Jakub Jósef Orlinski in his company debut alongside Meigui Zhang and Nicole Heaston. Peter Whelan, in his American debut, will conduct the opera, which will be staged […]]]>
(Credit: Jiyang Chen)

The San Francisco Opera is set to open a new production of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice” on November 15, 2022.

The opera will feature countertenor Jakub Jósef Orlinski in his company debut alongside Meigui Zhang and Nicole Heaston. Peter Whelan, in his American debut, will conduct the opera, which will be staged by Matthew Ozawa and choreographed by Rena Butler.

“Two elements make up our production: the memories of Eurydice’s Orpheus and the terrain of her mind. Because emotions and relationships can be so dynamic, we investigate the relationship between Orpheus and Eurydice through richly athletic dance,” Ozawa said in an official press release. “The lovers are doubled as dancers and each Orpheus and Eurydice couple represents a distinct stage in their journey. To describe the landscape of the mind of Orpheus, we collaborated with doctors at the University of California, San Francisco to study brain images of individuals who had suffered trauma. Therefore, each projection we use consists of brain scans or images of neurons and neural pathways. This rich visual tapestry shows our neurobiology, the dance depicts the landscape of memory and the music the emotional journey.

This is only the second season in the company’s 100-year history to present Gluck’s opera in staged form. The company had previously staged ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ in 1959 starring Blanche Thebom. Then he returned in 1995 in the form of a concert in the French version by Hector Berlioz. This year’s production will be in Italian and will run until December 1, 2022 for a total of five performances.

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A former student of Harding will sing for the Metropolitan Opera in New York https://saturova.cz/a-former-student-of-harding-will-sing-for-the-metropolitan-opera-in-new-york/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:03:39 +0000 https://saturova.cz/a-former-student-of-harding-will-sing-for-the-metropolitan-opera-in-new-york/ From the Harding Chorus to the Metropolitan Opera: Marion native Dylan Davis will join the chorus of Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin” in January. Born and raised in Marion, Davis now travels the country performing with various opera companies. He is currently working in Shreveport, Louisiana as Artist-in-Residence at Shreveport Opera and will be moving to New […]]]>

From the Harding Chorus to the Metropolitan Opera: Marion native Dylan Davis will join the chorus of Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin” in January.

Born and raised in Marion, Davis now travels the country performing with various opera companies. He is currently working in Shreveport, Louisiana as Artist-in-Residence at Shreveport Opera and will be moving to New York this winter to perform with the best in the industry.

“At the Met, if you’re an opera singer, that’s where you want to be,” Davis said.

He explained that while he’s had plenty of other leading roles, his next chorus role with the Met will open doors for him to be the best in his field.

“I will be on stage. I will be working with the best in our industry, and this is just a stepping stone to getting in there, but hopefully this will only be the first step and there will be much more to come,” he continued later.

His passion for opera and the arts began during his time at Harding High School, participating in a choir and musicals under the direction of high school choir director Jami Rawlins. Davis graduated from Harding in 2013.

From there he studied vocal performance at Otterbein University and went to Ohio State University for a Masters of Music. He said he owes much of his success to his patience with the growing process and hard work.

Dylan Davis is a Marion native and a Marion Harding graduate.  He will begin a contract with the Metropolitan Opera in New York in January.

“Patience, not just with the craft you’re working on or your profession, and that’s in anything, not just singing, whatever you’re doing – engineering, business, you want to be a lawyer, you want to be a doctor , you have to be patient with yourself and you have to be patient with the process to get where you want to be,” he said.

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London’s Royal Opera House appoints new music director https://saturova.cz/londons-royal-opera-house-appoints-new-music-director/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 21:37:48 +0000 https://saturova.cz/londons-royal-opera-house-appoints-new-music-director/ Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša will succeed Antonio Pappano at the end of the 2023/24 season (Photo credit: Ian Ehm) The royal opera recently appointed Czech conductor Jakub Hrůsa as the new musical director. Hrůša is set to take over from longtime music director Antonio Pappano, who has held the position for 22 years, in September […]]]>

Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša will succeed Antonio Pappano at the end of the 2023/24 season

(Photo credit: Ian Ehm)

The royal opera recently appointed Czech conductor Jakub Hrůsa as the new musical director. Hrůša is set to take over from longtime music director Antonio Pappano, who has held the position for 22 years, in September 2024.

Hrůša has been Principal Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra since 2016 – and is also currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

He is no stranger to the Royal Opera House, having conducted critically acclaimed performances of Carmen (2018) and Lohengrin (2022) there. Hrusa say it Guardian that he didn’t even have a clue that he was being considered for the role, and is immensely grateful to be able to spend more time working with the musicians of ROH.

“I have always dreamed of a long-term relationship with a house where you can achieve the highest standards of opera, and I realized very quickly that I adore the whole team of artists and Covent Garden staff,” Hrůša said of the appointment.

“I am delighted to accept the position of Music Director and I feel extremely excited about the future collaboration. London is not only a place where I have loved to live and work, but it will now be invaluable to me as a true artistic home in the field of opera, I feel blessed to be able to devote my skills and energy to the future of this extraordinary opera.

“Jakub has proven to be one of today’s most exciting conductors in the symphonic and operatic repertoire,” said Olivier Mearsthe director of the Royal Opera.

“We were extremely impressed not only by his exceptional music and theatrical creation, but also by the generosity and warmth of his personality: Jakub is a true collaborator, able to bring out the best in his colleagues. great intelligence, caring and a deep belief in the power of music to change us, he is the ideal candidate for Covent Garden.”

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The lyrical opera ensemble performs for the students of the St. Nicholas School in the Ukrainian village https://saturova.cz/the-lyrical-opera-ensemble-performs-for-the-students-of-the-st-nicholas-school-in-the-ukrainian-village/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 21:48:00 +0000 https://saturova.cz/the-lyrical-opera-ensemble-performs-for-the-students-of-the-st-nicholas-school-in-the-ukrainian-village/ Two elementary school students tapped their ears and winced as the musicians started playing Beethoven’s septet. A girl raised her hands in the air as if leading. At the edge of the jagged circle surrounding the seven members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, 6-year-old Andrew Raczkiewycz gazed into the distance. He sometimes cast an anxious […]]]>

Two elementary school students tapped their ears and winced as the musicians started playing Beethoven’s septet. A girl raised her hands in the air as if leading.

At the edge of the jagged circle surrounding the seven members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, 6-year-old Andrew Raczkiewycz gazed into the distance. He sometimes cast an anxious glance at his mother, who had also come to see the performance on Friday at the school of St. Nicholas Cathedral in the Ukrainian village.

It wouldn’t have been surprising if the boy had other things on his mind. Eight months ago he was huddled in a windowless bathroom in a high-rise building in Kyiv as Russian bombs began to fall.

“You need to have at least two walls because if a bomb hits you will be safer than if you were by the window,” the boy’s mother, Olena Raczkiewycz, 43, said in broken English.

Andrew, his older brother Arsen, 12, and his mother fled Ukraine to Chicago and stayed in an apartment in the Ukrainian village. Her husband, a journalist, remains in Ukraine, she said.

On Friday, Andrew and Arsen were among some 200 primary school students – including 68 other Ukrainian refugee children – who gathered in the school gymnasium to listen to the lyrical musicians. The set was part of a much larger concert in April that raised funds to help support several of the families who moved from war-torn Ukraine to Chicago.

The musicians played in a gym decorated in a sea of ​​blue and yellow with banners reading: “Glory to the heroes”, “Ukraine never gives up” and “Say no to war”.

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Students watch members of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra perform at St. Nicholas Cathedral School in the Ukrainian Village, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Many refugees who fled the Russian invasion of the Ukraine study at the school of St. Nicholas Cathedral.

Apparently not everyone is a fan of Beethoven.

“I just wanted to sleep,” Arsen said afterwards.

Andrii, 7, and Solomiia, 7, who are first-grade students at St. Nicholas Cathedral School in the Ukrainian village, cover their ears as they listen to members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago perform at school, Friday, October 28, 2022.

Sophia Turchmanovych, 12, born in the United States and whose parents and sister were born in Ukraine, called the music “very beautiful”.

“It puts you in a bit of an emotional state because of everything that’s going on out there right now,” she said. “It made me feel better about people supporting us.”

When the musicians started playing the Ukrainian national anthem, all the children and teachers stood up, hands on their hearts, the sound of their voices filling the gymnasium to the rafters.

Students watch members of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra perform at St. Nicholas Cathedral School in the Ukrainian Village, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Many refugees who fled the Russian invasion of the Ukraine study at the school of St. Nicholas Cathedral.

Students watch members of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra perform at St. Nicholas Cathedral School in the Ukrainian Village, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Many refugees who fled the Russian invasion of the Ukraine study at the school of St. Nicholas Cathedral.

“Just hearing them sing the anthem with us was very, very emotional. Music is such a powerful way to bring people together and singing together is really one of those remarkable things,” said violist Melissa Kirk.

Says Preman Tilson, the Lyric’s lead bassoonist: “You feel so helpless when you hear about what’s going on there. It’s so awful. To be able to do something tangible, to actually help kids get out and get to a safe place is just incredibly satisfying.

Raczkiewycz said her children are adjusting well to life in Chicago. She said she remembers driving 22 hours in a Ford Escape to the western part of Ukraine the day after the shelling began in Kyiv.

“Children are calm when their parents are calm. Parents should be like a mountain for kids,” Raczkiewycz said, flexing his biceps.

Second-grade teacher Jane Sotter, 31, watches members of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra perform as her student, Oleksandr, 7, leans on her at St. -Nicholas in the Ukrainian village on Friday.

Second-grade teacher Jane Sotter, 31, watches members of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra perform as her student, Oleksandr, 7, leans on her at St. -Nicholas in the Ukrainian village on Friday.

St. Nicholas Principal Anna Cirilli said the refugee students are doing well, but trauma still surfaces at times. The children’s works are less dark, darker, she says.

“We’re starting to see more colorful [drawings],” she said. “These memories are not that recent, but there are different kinds of trauma that come out – maybe not in the paintings, but in the daily interactions with each other: hair pulling , fighting with fists, kicking,” Cirilli said. “It’s the trauma that comes out in the normal way, with no language to express. support them and give them some love. Today is a perfect example of that.”

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‘Buick City 1AM’ podcast opera travels back in time to stop a murder https://saturova.cz/buick-city-1am-podcast-opera-travels-back-in-time-to-stop-a-murder/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 22:02:29 +0000 https://saturova.cz/buick-city-1am-podcast-opera-travels-back-in-time-to-stop-a-murder/ Listen to “Buick City 1am” October 25 is World Opera Day, so we’re listening to the soap opera podcast opera “Buick City 1AM”, a murder mystery. The songs and script for the podcast were written by Jason Cady, following a woman traveling through time to stop her father’s murder and the tragedies of his family. […]]]>

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October 25 is World Opera Day, so we’re listening to the soap opera podcast opera “Buick City 1AM”, a murder mystery. The songs and script for the podcast were written by Jason Cady, following a woman traveling through time to stop her father’s murder and the tragedies of his family. “Buick City 1AM” is a rich sound experience, filled with fictional crime and story-driven storytelling.

On the night of Ronald Reagan’s election in 1984, Flint, Michigan resident and auto worker Wayne Collins was murdered in one of Buick City’s parking lots. Before Wayne was killed, he was fired and opened a shop that sold books, guns, and records. Her killer was never found and her family was saddened. After his death, Wayne’s son, Skip, committed suicide and his daughter, Elena, wondered if different circumstances could have saved both her father and brother.

Elena seizes the opportunity to travel back in time from 2018 to 1984 to track down and arrest the murderer. She arrived in 1984 several months before the crime, went undercover, and bonded with her family members. Can Elena save her family and change their future? Why was Wayne targeted and who killed him?

Start all 4 bingeable episodes from the beginning with each of them under 26 minutes each. The bonus episodes are covers of the 9 musical numbers.

“Buick City 1AM” deals with themes such as greed, social policy, growth, and more. In the 3rd episode, Elena interviewed Wayne for The voice of flint, and Tammy believed Wayne was having an affair with her sister, Joy. Gordon got a gun, Tammy and Elena talked about Ferraro’s election possibilities in a target shooting session, and a man arrived at .45 and Dime, looking for Bud. Wayne was threatened.

In the last episode, Elena and Skip were on duty and Wayne thought Bud stole money from their shop. Elena and Tammy went shopping at Genesee Valley Mall and Gordon accused Joy of having an affair. Elena hides in Wayne’s car on election night to catch the killer.

We recommend “Buick City 1AM” for podcast fans musical comedies like “Anthem: Homunculus” or “Fall of the House of Sunshine”.

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