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18 Jun 2012
Everyone's Blog Posts - LocalArtsLive
So many of my favorite themes all came crashing toward the audience in Michael Ching ’s  Slaying the Dragon on Saturday night at the Helen Corning Warden Theater. I love a good redemption story—probably as a result of my obsession with Parsifal...
21 Feb 2012
Everyone's Blog Posts - LocalArtsLive
The Center City Opera Theater's mission is "New work, new artists, new audiences" so to fulfill this mission they actively commission new operas.  This is a time consuming venture, to be sure.  It takes, on average, two years and an enormous amoun...
27 Sep 2011
Everyone's Blog Posts - LocalArtsLive
The chance to hear brand new classical music in the presence of the composer is a rare treat, so make this on your calendars!     Source:  Program notes from Women of Valor: The concert begins with a brief introduction by composer Andrea Cl...
1 Mar 2011
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25 Feb 2011
Expanding upon her libretto for Andrea Clearfield's oratorio, "The Golem Psalms," Ellen Frankel has created a full-length opera inspired by the legend of the Golem. Funding is being sought by the Center City Opera Theater to commission music by c...
25 Feb 2011
A piano version of Andrea Clearfield's oratorio, "Women of Valor," will be performed on Sunday, September 18, at the Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA, with a new commissioned piece, "Hagar," words by Ellen Frankel. The performance will be repeated o...
25 Feb 2011
Read more about "Slaying the Dragon," a new opera by librettist Ellen Frankel and composer Michael Ching, commissioned by the Center City Opera Theater of Philadelphia. Stay tuned for the world premiere, scheduled for June 2012.
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