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George Walker

After completing an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University, George Walker began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists and reviews plays and operas.

Recent Posts by George Walker

February 10, 2014

 

The Lady cuts her hair

Thi Kinh, Her SimpleTale Becomes A 21st Century Opera

P.Q. Phan admits that comedy in the midst of a western style grand opera is a tricky thing.

December 9, 2013

 

cast for act one

Cloud 9: 2 Centuries, 2 Continents, 4 Sexual Orientations

...an exploration of the tensions of sexual repression in the nineteenth century and the equally strong tensions of sexual expression in the 20th...

November 20, 2013

 

violinist and guitarist

Mauro Giuliani Vol 2

Music of Mauro Giuliani written in Vienna when it was about the size of Bloomington, IN.

November 18, 2013

 

the witch , Hansel and Gretel, struggle

Hansel and Gretel: A Brother And Sister Story

Hansel and Gretel, an opera about a brother and sister, written by a brother and sister.

November 8, 2013

 

family portrait

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof: Restrained But Explosive

"When a marriage is on the rocks, those (ice cubes) are the rocks." Big Momma

November 5, 2013

 

three daughters and their mother

August, Osage County…A Nastily Funny Family Fracas

It's very dark and very funny, sometimes both at the same time!

November 1, 2013

 

heroines and anti hero

Chicago: Murderous Molls In The Toddlin’ Town

With name recognition of the show and the rising reputation of IU’s musical theatre program, Chicago was sold out two weeks before opening night.

October 29, 2013

 

young lovers

‘Werther,’ An Intimate Opera On A Large Stage

In this opera the more placid 19th century looks back on the storm and stress of the 18th.

October 15, 2013

 

two characters from the play

The Three Penny Opera: A Relish Tray, More Savory Than Sweet

Brecht and Weill concoct a theatre piece that mixes moments of alienation with attraction.

October 11, 2013

 

music director, composer and librettist

When Sibling Revelry Turns Dark: Ghost Brothers’ Debut

Ghost brothers, ghost girl friends and even a ghost mother and father populate this dark tale.

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