Links We Like: Song and Seance
Wicked: Composer Stephen Schwartz (of “Wicked,” “Enchanted,” and “Pippin” fame) is writing an opera, and a spooky one at that. “Seance on a Wet Afternoon” is about a married couple and the spirit of their dead 11-year-old. It sounds reminiscent of Menotti’s “The Medium” (incidentally, From the Top featured a wonderful performance of “Monica’s Waltz” from that opera a few years ago). Anyway, Culture Monster reports the opera will open in Santa Barbara in September, directed by Stephen’s son.
Via Culture Monster.
Star Wars in Concert: It opened in London in April and now it’s touring world-wide. The “multi-media event” features live performances of the scores of all six movies and is narrated by C3PO himself! It’s like Disney on Ice, with more explosions. And no ice. Find out more at the Star Wars in Concert website.
Lost and Found: The BBC has discovered footage from a documentary about composer Gustav Holst. According to BBC news, the footage was from a lost 1970’s film project. The article has much to say about Holst, but what I want to know is – where’d they find the film?
Via Classical News.