Scott Schoonover http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Union Avenue Opera Continues Its 'Ring' Cycle With 'Die Walkure' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-avenue-opera-continues-its-ring-cycle-die-walkure <p>When one thinks of Wagner’s <em>Ring </em>cycle, what comes to mind is a huge cast, orchestra and set which can only be performed in the world’s largest opera houses.&nbsp; But <a href="http://unionavenueopera.org/">Union Avenue Opera</a> has brought the <em>Ring</em> to St. Louis thanks to the reduction and adaptation by composer Jonathan Dove and stage director Graham Vick. The company will mount the second opera, <em>Die Walkure</em>, on August 16, 17, 23 and 24.</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 04:01:36 +0000 Mary Edwards & Camille Phillips 28928 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Avenue Opera Continues Its 'Ring' Cycle With 'Die Walkure' Union Avenue Opera’s ‘Trouble In Tahiti” http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-avenue-opera-s-trouble-tahiti <p><a href="http://unionavenueopera.org/">Union Avenue Opera</a> opens its Nineteenth Festival Season with Leonard Bernstein’s <em>Trouble in Tahiti</em>. Written in 1952, the one act opera portrays the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple, Sam and Dinah, and follows the roller coaster of emotion as they try to reconcile their love.&nbsp; Although Bernstein set his opera in the 1950’s, the Union Avenue Opera production moves the action to the present day.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:12:04 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 25385 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Avenue Opera’s ‘Trouble In Tahiti”