P.Q. Phan admits that comedy in the midst of a western style grand opera is a tricky thing.
...an exploration of the tensions of sexual repression in the nineteenth century and the equally strong tensions of sexual expression in the 20th...
Music of Mauro Giuliani written in Vienna when it was about the size of Bloomington, IN.
Hansel and Gretel, an opera about a brother and sister, written by a brother and sister.
"When a marriage is on the rocks, those (ice cubes) are the rocks." Big Momma
It's very dark and very funny, sometimes both at the same time!
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.
In this opera the more placid 19th century looks back on the storm and stress of the 18th.
Brecht and Weill concoct a theatre piece that mixes moments of alienation with attraction.
Ghost brothers, ghost girl friends and even a ghost mother and father populate this dark tale.