Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91

Entertainment 02/21/19, 15:33

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento, who wrote musical works inspired by the lives and literature of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Casanova, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry James and Virginia Woolf, had died. He was 91.Argento died Wednesday in Minneapolis, according to Carol Ann Cheung, a spokeswoman for his music publisher, ...

Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

Entertainment 09/21/18, 15:55

Sky on Swings," a 78-minute chamber work about two women declining from Alzheimer's disease, was given its world premiere by Opera Philadelphia for the first night of its season-opening O18 festival.Frederica von Stade, a celebrated 73-year-old mezzo-soprano, teamed with 59-year-old mezzo Marietta Simpson in the work by composer Lembit Beecher ...

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