Podcast 34: Mohammed Fairouz, Machiavelli and Geopolitics

Mohammed Fairouz, composer of “The New Prince”, has joined forces with David Ignatius, novelist and foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post, to create an opera where Machiavelli wakes up in 2032 and is asked to write a new version of his classic book on power, “The Prince”. We delve in to world leaders and the state of geopolitics, and a little about opera.

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Show Notes

  • Prototype Festival – Beth Morrison productions and HERE Producers
    • Breaking the Waves
      • Missy Mazzoli – composer
      • Royce Vavrek – librettist
      • based on a Lars Von Trier film
      • Is this Magic Realism?
      • Religious subject/Non-magical
      • Violence in Opera, and towards women
      • Misogyny
      • Dog Days — Violence in Opera
    • Mata Hari – Matt Marks + Paul Peers
      • Violence towards women
    • Anatomy Theater by David Lang + Marc Dion
    • Wagner
  • Metropolitan Opera
    • Nabucco
      • James Levine
      • “Va Pensiero”
      • Placido Domingo
    • Barber of Seville
    • cast:
      • Maurizio Muraro
      • Pretty Yende
      • Javier Camarena
      • Peter Mattei
      • Karolina Pilou (Berta)
    • William Tell
    • Tancredi
    • Mose’
    • Otello
  • Mohammed Fairouz, “The New Prince”
  • Black History Month
    • Harlem Opera Theater
    • Opera Ebony
    • Opera Noire
  • The Hillary Speeches” by composer Glen Roven
    • Partricia Racette
    • Nathan Gunn
    • Isabel Leonard
    • Lawrence Brownlee
    • Jonathan Blalock

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