Posts tagged "Emily Birsan"

"Parsifal" (Lyric Opera): Electrifying Stunner!

"Parsifal" (Lyric Opera):  Electrifying Stunner!
A nearly five hour opera may frighten potential audience members away.  That would be a shame because Parsifal is electrifying!  It is described as a ‘festival music-drama‘ – not an opera.  This categorization fits, though the music is the lead in Parsifal.  Creating both the music and libretto, Richard Wagner masterfully weaves through his story with lengthy musical interludes.  The... Read more »

"Hansel und Gretel" (Lyric Opera): Frightfully Scrumptious Treat

"Hansel und Gretel" (Lyric Opera):  Frightfully Scrumptious Treat
Lyric Opera presents Hansel und Gretel.  Two kids are hungry.  Their family is poor.  Hansel and Gretel are starving.  When their meager dinner is spilled, their mother sends them into the woods to pick strawberries.  A strawberry binge makes the kids weary.  They fall asleep and spend the night in the woods.  In the morning, they stumble... Read more »