I learned much about the Upper Valley Music Center, right in my own town of Lebanon NH, in writing this piece. And the 1810 historic building is gorgeous.
Posted in art, History, Music, Opera North, small town |
Tagged Ava Gallery and Art Center, Benjamin Van Vliet, Boisvert, Lebanon Library, Lebanon NH, Lebanon Opera House, Opera North, Upper Valley Music Center |
Opening night! Opera North knocks this one out of the park. Here is my review:
Posted in art, Opera North, small town, Theater |
Tagged Augusta Caso, Jinwon Park, John Bartenstein, Lebanon NH, Lebanon Opera House, Madama Butterfly, Michael Brandenburg, Puccini, Russell Treyz, SeungHyeon Baek, Summerfest 2017 |
It pays to be in the audience at the opening of Madama Butterfly when breaking news is announced.
Posted in Architecture, art, History, Opera North, Theater |
Tagged Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Blow-Me-Down Farm, Cornish Colony, Cornish NH, Evans Haile, Northern Border Regional Commissio, Opera North, Saint Gaudens National Historic Park |
Should she? Opera North celebrates its 35th season. My review. Madama Butterfly opens tonight.
Posted in art, dance, gender roles, Music, Opera North, Theater, Women |
Tagged Bob Watson, Broadway, Cole Porter, George Dvorsky, Jeffrey Grover, Jim Watson, Katherine McLaughlin, Kiss Me Kate, Lebanon NH, Lebanon Opera House, Louis Burkot, Luke Hawkins, Naomi Louisa O'Connell, Opera North, The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare |
Opera North. The historic property, now part of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. A marriage made in heaven! Please read and share. Link is below:
Posted in Architecture, art, History, Opera North, small town, Theater, vermont |
Tagged Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Blow-Me-Down Farm, Cornish NH, Evans Haile, Kiss Me Kate, La belle Hélène, Madama Butterfly, National Parks, Opera North, Pooh Sprague, Saint-Gaudens |
I sat through this concert and it quickly became evident that rating these singers was going to be impossible. They were that good. Read about this amazing program and what Opera North is up to this summer in my latest piece for ArtfulEdge.
I find it peculiar when people think that there is nothing to do. You should have seen the crowd on the Maffei Plaza last night, all manner of kids and dogs included, to see Bandaloop use the vertical planes of buildings as dance floors. Read about it, and what else there is to do in the Upper Valley, here:
Posted in art, Northern Stage, Opera North, small town |
Tagged Bandaloop, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover NH, Hood Downtown, Hood Museum, Hopkins Center, James Nachtwey, John Stomberg, Laetitia Soulier, Lebanon NH, Long River Gallery and Gifts, Lyme NH, Northern Stage, OSHER at Dartmouth, White River Junction, White River Junction VT |