Day 53: Ghosts in the Post

In tomorrow’s print edition of The Washington Post, and available now online, an interview with The Ghosts of Versailles composer John Corigliano.

Corigliano’s “The Ghosts of Versailles” took 12 years to write — it wasn’t even premiered until 1991, a full eight years after the centenary season — and it called for, in its original form, two orchestras, a huge cast and a full chorus. It also was funny, engaging and appealing, embracing a wide range of musical styles and successfully blending operatic tradition — it takes off from Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro” — with a contemporary musical idiom. It was a rare new opera and a huge hit with both critics and audiences.

Read the whole article here.

And come to the show. But stop by my pre-performance talk first (an hour before curtain.) I’m bursting with things to tell you :)

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