In preparation for his Art of Pleasure recital at The Barns this coming week, Steve Blier is enjoying introducing the comedic pleasures of Tom Lehrer to a new generation of singers. A Harvard-trained mathematician, Lehrer moonlighted as a songwriter until his career as a purveyor musical satire threatened to outstrip his life as a math professor….Read More
Wolf Trap Opera’s mainstage season features new productions of Mozart’s Idomeneo, Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette (both at The Barns at Wolf Trap) and a new Filene Center production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Two additional productions are part of the WTO’s UNTRAPPED initiative: Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins (part of the Halcyon By The People Festival) and Hanlon’s Listen, Wilhelmina! (at the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park.)
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When Steven Blier asked his cast, ““What pleasures beyond the obvious ones (food and sex) do you want to sing about, and what songs bring those pleasures to life for you?,” this song was one of the surprise answers. It turns out that “Lola” has something most rock songs don’t have: a terrific lyric that tellsRead More
The NYFOS Song of the Day blog continues with its preview of The Art of Pleasure, coming up at The Barns next week. In today’s installment Steve Blier takes a clear-eyed yet affectionate look at operetta. Click through and listen, you know you want to… Franz Lehár: Schön wie die blaue SommernachtRead More