A View From The Bridge (1)/...beginnings

MinterTom Opera Jul.31.2012 0 Comments

..beginnings are such nerve wracking moments. But imagine the excitement of Washington National Opera, gathering exceptional artists together to give the sixth production of a work by a major living American composer. Compound the excitement with the knowledge that the composer will be present and that the opera has garnered, at each presentation, adulation, greater stature, and a deepening renown and suddenly, this ‘beginning’ is an event. And it brings WNO’s production team and company talents into an even brighter spotlight.

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Summer discoveries..

MinterTom Opera Jul.30.2012 0 Comments

..well, there was the glut of dust bunnies under my books, in the living room. ..there were the carton of ‘good intentions’ and projects itemized for attempt, on my desktop.. -there was the joy of immersion in a particular book: Verdi’s Aida; The History of an Opera, in Letters and Documents, by Hans Busch, which detailed the gestation, creation, collaboration and first years of performance of that seminal opera. Incredible story..

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MinterTom Opera May.18.2012 0 Comments

I'd decided the name of my piece for the Mini Opera submission was, Below Above.. But in the restlessness of last night..-no surprise- it's found its real title: In The Flutter Of An Eye! ..posting soon..

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mini operas

MinterTom Opera May.17.2012 0 Comments

…as far as ‘Minterisms’ go (‘serendipity’; ‘synchronicity’; and the like).. this one wasn’t one of my best; I came upon the announcement while randomly reading opera reviews..

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