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The Dude does Carmen

Gustavo Dudamel conducts his first opera in the U.S. and already there are predictions of his going to La Scala: the L.A. Times on "Carmen" at the Hollywood Bowl.

Edited to add: Here's another view from Out West Arts (whom I persist on putting in the company of journalists, despite his insistence that he isn't one).

Meanwhile, in Salzburg, Wolfgang Rihm's "Dionysos" had its world premiere and a writeup in the New York Times. Rihm has been saying publicly since the 1990s that narrative librettos are passé; American opera it's not.

By Anne Midgette  |  August 3, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  national , opera  
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Alas, if Alan Rich were still with us, I should have liked to read what he might have written.

Posted by: mitrich | August 3, 2010 7:01 AM | Report abuse

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