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Review: ‘Baby Doe’ remains relevant through Chautauqua Opera’s remarkable staging

Review: ‘Baby Doe’ remains relevant through Chautauqua Opera’s remarkable staging

If Douglas Moore is no longer a name to inspire even a flicker of recognition, then his signature work, The Ballad of Baby Doe, still has a place in the collective consciousness of opera buffs. After all, no less a soprano than Beverly Sills turned the piece into a star vehicle two years after its 1956 premiere, and no less a label than Deutsche Grammophon made a recording — back when making a recording meant something.

Review: Macelaru brings new twist to ‘New World’

Review: Macelaru brings new twist to ‘New World’

This young man, his name is Cristian Macelaru, put his brand on the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Tuesday evening in the Amphitheater. For this was no ordinary New World Symphony they played together, even though there is a world full of the New Worlds now — too many, really, some of them like weeds growing in music videos and advertisements and ever more on the variety of airwaves.