Culture Beat – Prototype Opera Festival; Met Fledermaus; NY Philharmonic; Lincoln Center Theater “Domesticated”

I have been so busy with LGBT legal developments over the past month that I have neglected to blog about my various cultural expeditions, so I’m going to play catch-up here with a few brief comments about the events I’ve attended since mid-December.

On December 17, I saw Lincoln Center Theater’s production of “Domesticated,” a play by Bruce Norris which seems to have been inspired, at least in part, by the hit network TV show, … <Read More>

Mohammed Fairouz’s opera “Sumeida’s Song”

A few months ago I purchased the new recording (Bridge 9385) of the first opera by Mohammed Fairouz, “Sumeida’s Song,” and was very impressed by this piece and the wonderful performance. So I was excited to hear that a first staged performance would be given in New York as part of the new Prototype Festival. I went last night to the second performance, at the HERE performance space on 6th Avenue.

I ws a bit … <Read More>