Category Archives for Classical music reviews

Review: L’enfant et les sortileges

L’enfant et les sortileges in a one-act opera written by Maurice Ravel. The translation is “The Child and the Book of Spells”. I am particularly fond of this opera because I played the part of the squirrel when I was in college, but I bring it to the foreground today because it is especially good […]

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The Magic Flute essay I wrote in college

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) The plot to Mozart’s The Magic Flute has been described as a curious combination of political satire, naïve humor, and the symbolism of Freemasonry, all set in ancient Egypt at the Temple of Isis. It is an opera of many levels, a magical fairy-tale for children, a comical singspiel, and […]

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