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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Review: A 1951 opera is making a comeback because it’s, you know, a little gay by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

A 1951 opera, which premiered before the love that dare not sing its name evolved into something nobody really cares about, is seeing renewed interest.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

“Horror” and “immersive” are two words you might not want to hear together. This opera is going for it. by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

The sets are minimal, not much more than a free-standing doorway and some hand-held props. Instead, video artist Chris Bagley is making projections that will give viewers a surreal sense tha…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Colorado Ballet’s colorful “The Wizard of Oz”  hopes to take Denver by storm by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

Turns out, "The Wizard of Oz" truly is great and powerful -- and benevolent to the Colorado Ballet. The company's new production of the classic tale took on historic proportions before it ev…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Opera on Tap brings the art form (and beer) to Denver audiences thirsting for the highlights, not long nights by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

OOT, as its called, edits out the story and the stiffness and the protracted intermissions and serves up just the thrills. Cheers to that.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Why everyone in the classical arts ought to be paying attention to Philly by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

Philadelphia is reaffirming that classical music has a legit place in 21st century American art, and anyone who cares about opera ought to pay attention.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Shiny new piece of architecture means a fresh opportunity for the arts in Colorado Springs by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

The building -- monumental at 92,000 square feet and pricey at $70 million -- is an investment in things real and symbolic.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Five Denver arts groups to face off reality-show style in hopes of landing cultural grant by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

Just about anything can happen when five arts groups square off against one another for $55,000 in funding before a live audience and a panel of judges.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

“Hamilton,” Kirkland reopening, Degas and more art events to look forward to in Denver this winter by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

Denver's fine arts scene is offering a lot of promising reasons to get out of the cold this winter.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Rinaldi: While trashing “Steve Jobs,” this Santa Fe opera also shows how far the musical form has come by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

The Santa Fe production, which continues through Aug. 25, is thrilling audiences that —appreciate its energy, its modernity, its relevance, and the fact that it is only 90 minutes long.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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