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Photo Credit Cory Weaver/LA Opera


It is no surprise that Giuseppe Verdi revered Shakespeare; one master dramatist recognizing that genius in another. The young Verdi had written an operatic adaptation of MACBETH but stayed away […]

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O'Grady, Washington. Photo by Jerry Graham.


“Unless you are at a picnic, life is no picnic,” this cleverly axiomatic phrase is attributed to comedy writer Jane Wagner. The 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Picnic, by William Inge, lends evidence to Ms. Wagner’s witticism. The […]