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Now celebrating its 70th anniversary season, this summer Caramoor presents two operas composed more than a century apart, yet linked both thematically and in their emphasis on vocal beauty.
Award-winning vocalist, actor, director, and former ring leader Eric Michael Gillett is infusing the work of Lorenz Hart with deeply personal meaning. Learn why this year’s Cabaret in the Music Room balladeer connects so sincerely with the emotive lyricist and how chance has influenced Gillett’s work both inside the ring and on the stage, then hear him live at Caramoor. Read more
Originally Published on No Depression
By Easy Ed
As I was getting ready to go out the other night, my teenage son was doing the same. With his Spotify playlist blasting through the computer speakers, I heard a Patti Smith song and paused to tell him the story about the time I was on my way to an Elvis Presley concert back in 1975. I stopped by a party celebrating Patti’s debut album. Just for a minute or two. A quick drink. Going to hear the King. I heard a scream. I watched as Patti crawled across the club floor, up the stairs to the stage, and just screamed again while laying on her back. Then the music started. It was the darnedest thing. I stayed.
Caramoor joins the musical world in mourning the loss of Andrew Porter, whose work as a critic, translator, librettist, teacher, and scholar enriched musical life for more than six decades. Read more