Episode 42: Matthew Aucoin’s “Crossing”

Matthew Aucoin joins us in the studio to talk about “Crossing”, his opera about the Civil War experiences of Walt Whitman, and we recap Opera Philadelphia’s festival O17, Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theater, and “Norma” at the Metropolitan Opera.

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  • Norma
  • Metropolitan Opera
    • The Star Spangled Banner
    • Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano
    • Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
    • David McVicar, director
  • Opera Philadelphia Festival 017
  • Sweeney Todd
    • Barrow Street Theater
  • Matthew Aucoin
    • Crossing
    • BAM
    • October 3 – 8, 2017
    • Diane Paulus
    • The Orphic Moment, libretto and music by Aucoin
      • Sara Ruhl, playwright
        • Euridice, a play
      • Met Opera/Lincoln Center Theater New Works Program
      • Phillip Glass
      • Orphee, an opera
      • Jacques Offenbach
      • Orpheus in the Underworld
    • A Far Cry, orchestra collective
    • Rod Gilfry, baritone
  • The Tempest at Met Opera
  • BAM Opera House
    • Pina Bausch dancers
    • Mark Morris
    • Peter Sellars
    • Robert Wilson

Credits: Peter Szep, Brooke Larimer, Walker Lewis, Chuck Sachs, Peter Fedak (Audio Engineer), Peter Szep (Editor)


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