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21.7.09

American Opera Theater and the Pilgrims

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Read my review today on the Washington Post Web site:

Charles T. Downey, American Opera Theater Offers "Solace" at Artscape
Washington Post, July 21, 2009

On Sunday, amid the zany chaos of Artscape, Baltimore's wide-ranging free arts festival, American Opera Theater presented "A Pilgrime's Solace," a dozen of John Dowland's gorgeous lute songs, in a sort of pantomimed recital at Corpus Christi Church. AOT Artistic Director Timothy Nelson credits the genesis of the idea to the cage-rattling director Peter Sellars, whom he met at Santa Fe Opera last summer, during the American premiere of Kaija Saariaho's "Adriana Mater." [Continue reading]
A Pilgrime's Solace (songs by John Dowland)
Monica Reinagel, mezzo-soprano
Timothy Nelson, director
American Opera Theater
Corpus Christi Church, Artscape

Previously from American Opera Theater:
Cabaret de Carmen | David et Jonathas | Messiah | Acis and Galatea | La Didone | Ground

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