A Night at the Opera

July 28, 2011 5:22 pm0 comments

There is a distinct possibility that when you read the headline to this story, your mind automatically thought of stuffy, arrogant, and noticeably plump opera singers and an even stuffier, pretentious audience. But David McCarty, Artistic Director of Cape Cod Opera says the idea that opera is something only for the rich, the self-designated “cultural elite” is simply not true.
“Most [opera composers], like Shakespeare, wrote for the people,” he asserts. “I believe the really great composers wanted their work heard and wanted it understood by the people that surrounded them, the people of their day,” he says.
“If that’s true, then what about the exorbitant ticket prices?” you might protest. Again, McCarty has an answer to that perception problem – the Cape Cod Opera is coming to Provincetown and if you want the best seat in the house, it’ll cost you no more than $25.
This is all part of the mission of Cape Cod Opera, which makes its Provincetown debut on Monday, August 1st, after entertaining audiences in other parts of the Cape for close to two decades, including 15 years of fully staged operas.

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Lori Michaels Reaches Out

May 19, 2011 7:00 am0 comments

Lori Michaels makes the stage sizzle. Named one of Curve Magazine’s seven Entertainers of the Year in 2008, Michaels has been tearing up the dance floor and breaking hearts all over the country.  Michaels returns to Provincetown, one of her favorite places to perform, this time for Single Women’s Weekend. [...]

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Bernstein’s Controversial MASS

May 12, 2011 7:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy commissioned Leonard Bernstein to compose a piece to be performed at the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. On September 8, 1971, MASS premiered there and immediately became a lightning rod of controversy for [...]

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Meklit Hadero Brings the World to Wellfleet

April 14, 2011 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin You could call Meklit Hadero’s genre of music “world music,” but to do so misses the point. Living now, as we do, in a globalized culture, strict categories are passé and the idea of “word music” seems redundant; music is music. Yes, Hadero brings her Ethiopian [...]

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