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  1. Ambroise Thomas's HAMLET Is Not Quite Shakespeare'sRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    West Edge Opera currently presents three performances, August 5, 13, and 19, of French composer Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet at their new venue at Pacific Pipe, an abandoned steel factory in West Oakland. I attended the Sunday matinee on August 13. Although based on Shakespeare's play, many of the bard's famous lines are missing from the libretto of this opera, the work of Michel Carre who adapted it from a play by Alexandre Dumas pere.

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  2. Oakland's West Edge Opera Creates a Monster In 'Frankenstein'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | Sfist

    ... together a summer festival for 2017. This year as in the past, the other two rarely heard operas, Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet and Vicente Martin y Soler's The Chastity Tree (based on a libretto by Mozart's collaborator Lorenzo Da Ponte), also push the ...

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  3. West Edge strikes a blow in favor of Thomas' - Hamlet'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | SFGate

    ... "King Lear" into an opera. Still, there are ways to finesse the issue, and Ambroise Thomas' 1868 French opera "Hamlet" - now playing in a handsomely imagined and vibrantly sung production at West Edge Opera - offers a fine example. Like similar ...

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  4. West Edge Opera at Pacific Pipe: A New Venue & New OperasRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    ... to be easily readable. (I checked with staff who had attended the previous evening's performance of Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet, and they noted that the supertitles had been brighter at night than in the day. Ironically, the one reservation I had about ...

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  5. West Edge Opera is staging its new festival WHERE?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... this massive former factory, West Edge will present its 2017 festival, which features three very different operas: "Hamlet" by Ambroise Thomas, "The Chastity Tree" by Vicente Martn y Soler and "Frankenstein" by Libby Larsen. Performances run Aug. ...

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  6. West Edge Opera is staging its new festival WHERE?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    ... this massive former factory, West Edge will present its 2017 festival, which features three very different operas: "Hamlet" by Ambroise Thomas, "The Chastity Tree" by Vicente Martn y Soler and "Frankenstein" by Libby Larsen. Performances run Aug. ...

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  7. Baritone Edward Nelson pictured in the Veterans Building Sept. 23, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | SFGate

    Shakespeare is hard enough to pull off just speaking the words, and the addition of a musical score only increases the complications. So give the intrepid folks at West Edge Opera credit for tackling "Hamlet" - one of the Bard's trickiest and most subtle plays - in the 1868 operatic version by French composer Ambroise Thomas .

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  8. West Edge Opera offers an evening of Mozart's ViennaRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    ... Edge Opera's forthcoming season, which will include L'Arbole di Diana/The Chastity Tree by Vicente Martin y Soler, Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas, and Frankenstein by Libby Larsen. Making his American debut was German bass-baritone Malte Roesner, who ...

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  9. 'Hamlet,' a New Opera, Makes Shakespeare StrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | The New York Times

    As the title character begins his most famous soliloquy in Brett Dean's new operatic version of "Hamlet," playing at the Glyndebourne Festival here through July 6, you may well find yourself nodding in recognition as he sings it. But it comes out different than you learned in school.

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  10. Meaty HamletRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Jessica Duchen's classical music blog

    When I glanced down at the carrier bags and saw the two gigantic volumes of score, I realised the chap next to me on the Glyndebourne bus was none other than the composer of Hamlet , Brett Dean . "Why Hamlet ?" I asked.

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  11. West Edge Opera finds a new home for summer seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | SFGate

    ... complex. This summer's schedule includes three repertoire works that are comparatively unusual: Ambroise Thomas ' "Hamlet" (1868), "The Chastity Tree" by Mozart's contemporary Vicente Martn y Soler, and Libby Larsen 's 1990 "Frankenstein." Tickets ...

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