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Mary Magdalene and Jesus as Lovers in Mark Adamo’s New San Francisco Opera

June 13, 2013 | 10:40 am

Mary Magdalene and Jesus as Lovers in Mark Adamo’s New San Francisco Opera

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By Cy Musiker Composer Mark Adamo has made some beautiful operas out of classic stories. He wrote the music and libretto for an operatic version of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” among the most produced American operas today. And he gave a modern turn to Greek drama in his interpretation of Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata.” Now Adamo […]

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This San Francisco Nine-Year-Old <i>Loves</i> Opera

October 18, 2011 | 2:22 pm

This San Francisco Nine-Year-Old Loves Opera

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Here’s something you don’t hear from a lot of nine-year-olds:

“The second opera I heard — the first I saw — was Puccini’s ‘La Fanchula del West.’ Then I saw four other operas, including Wagner’s ‘Die Walkure.’ Now I’m waiting to see ‘Seigfried’ at the Met.”

Come to think of it, I’m not sure you’d hear that from a lot of adults these days either. (I once saw an opera — Tommy.)

This could go viral — better get in on the ground floor now.

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