Episode 43: Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus

Mark Adamo joins us to discuss his holiday opera “Becoming Santa Claus”, which was performed at Dallas Opera and is now out on DVD and BluRay.

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NOTES

  • Memento Mori
    • produced by Manual Cinema
    • at BAM Fisher
  • Montclair Peak Performances
    • An Infrasound Opera by Ashley Fure
    • “The Force of Things” An experimental music-theater piece
      • performed by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble
      • Amy Beth Kirsten, composer
      • Columbine’s Paradise Theater
  • Quixote
    • Mark DeChiazza, director
    • Montclair State University
    • Mary Finite
    • David Guthrie
  • Rev. 23 by White Snake Projects at John Hancock Hall
  • Crossing by Matthew Aucoin at BAM Opera House
  • The Exterminating Angel
    • Audrey Luna
  • M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang
    • Julie Taymor, Director
    • Elliot Goldenthal, Composer
  • John Corigliano, Composer & Educator
  • What Opera could take a hiatus to make room for a New Opera?
    • Tosca
    • Die Fledermaus
    • Don Pasquale
      • Donizetti
    • Rossini
    • Figaro
      • Harvey Weinstein
    • Mozart
      • Lorenzo da Ponte
      • Taught Italian at Columbia
      • Owned a Deli
    • La Boheme
      • Baz Luhrman
      • Rent
    • Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • Holiday Performances
    • Nutcracker
    • A House Without a Christmas Tree
      • Ricky Ian Gordon
      • Royce Vavrek
      • Houston Grand Opera
  • Becoming Santa Claus
    • Dallas Opera
    • Keith Czerny, Director/CEO
    • Paul Curran, Director
    • Gary McCann, Costume & Set Designer
    • Jonathan Blalock, tenor, Santa
  • Lysistrata
    • Fort Worth Opera
    • Darren Woods, General Manager
  • Seagle Music Colony
  • The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
    • San Francisco Opera
    • Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
  • The Aspern Papers
    • Dallas Opera
    • Dominick Argento, composer
  • New York City Opera
    • Jennifer Rivera
    • Little Women, opera by Adamo
    • James Robinson, Director
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Benjamin Britten
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Macy’s
    • Peter Brook, Director
    • Titania
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • In The Heights
  • Grendel
    • L.A. Opera Projects
    • Lincoln Center Theater Festival
    • Julie Taymor, director & co-librettist
    • Elliot Goldenthal, composer
    • J.D. McClatcht, co-librettist
    • Eric Owens, Grendel
    • Denyce Graves, The Dragon
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Handbell Choirs
    • Winspear Opera House
  • “Anthem”, finale of Becoming Santa Claus
  • Mason Bates, a composer
  • Carl Orff
  • National Sawdust
    • A Night of Mark Adamo on 12/2/17
  • Thomas Hampson
  • “Aristotle”
  • Metropolitan Opera House
    • The Exterminating Angel
    • Thomas Ades, composer/conductor
    • The Tempest
    • Luis Bunuel, filmmaker
  • Norma
    • Angela Meade, soprano
    • Jamie Barton, soprano
  • The Band’s Visit
    • David Yazbeck, composer/lyricist
    • Itamar Moses, book writer
    • David Cromer, director
  • The Red Shoes
    • Matthew Bourne
    • City Center
  • The Prince of Broadway
    • Hal Prince
  • People, Places and Things
    • St Ann’s Warehouse
    • Olivier Awards
  • Contes des Hoffman
  • Angels In America
  • Carousel
    • Renee Fleming, soprano plays Nettie Helen Vickers
    • Patricia Neway

Credits: Peter Szep, Jonathan Blalock, Walker Lewis, Chuck Sachs, John Lund (Audio Engineer), Peter Szep (Editor)

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