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La bohème’s Chaotic Creation

La bohème seems to be the perfect opera. The story is romantic, but full of high-spirited comedy; the libretto poetic, yet concise; the melodies memorable and ideally suited to each situation; the orchestration heartfelt and lush. Bohème caught the public’s interest at its premiere in 1896, and has been a part of the standard operatic repertoire ever since.

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La Bohème – The Perfect First Opera?

If you’re a newcomer to the art form of opera, La bohème is often described as the perfect “first opera” to experience. Why is that? Is it because the story is so universal, that it has been remade repeatedly in contemporary settings, like the musical RENT or parts of Moulin Rouge (which is a mixture of La bohème and La traviata, another good “first opera” choice)?

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40 Years of Gladfest

For 2019, Flying Through 40 Years of Gladfest Fun is the theme for Gladfest. The festival will be held at Linden Square and Central Park (Kids Corner, KnockerBall and Camel Rides) October 4, 5 and 6. Some of the mainstay of this festival has been craft booths, the parade, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, the […]

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