Stephen Mager: Composer -- Conductor

Monthly Archives: March 2015

A few candid remarks from an operatic philistine

[Originally written in August, 2013] While reviewing online videos, I ran across a new opera called “Written on Skin.” Why is contemporary opera so persistently and gratuitously bizarre? And perhaps more damning, why does it all sound the same? This stuff is novel, but it’s not really new. It’s like taking the effect music from [...]

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