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Classical Notes: October 13, 2010 Archive

Rose Ensemble audio postcard #2

Posted at 12:36 PM on October 13, 2010 by Alison Young (2 Comments)
Filed under: Concerts, Musician stories

Fun times for The Rose Ensemble on the road in Willmar, Minnesota.

I love the story about the little boy who was convinced he had a lower voice than the Rose's bass. Too cute!

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Let's Make an Opera

Posted at 3:39 PM on October 13, 2010 by Rex Levang (1 Comments)
Filed under: Fun finds

The dynamics of interactivity are penetrating even the world of opera.

The Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland will be producing a new opera-- "Opera by You"--which anyone can join in creating. This is all happening online, it is needless to say. The project launched earlier this year, and the basic story line has already been selected, but there's still time to help write the libretto, compose the music, design costumes, etc., before the 2012 premiere.

The plot, which is suitably ambitious, revolves around God's displeasure with the misery that humans have created on earth. Accordingly, three remarkable figures from the past are selected to--well, I don't want too give to much away, but you can check out all the details, and participate yourself, at their site.

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