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N.C. Symphony Finale Hosts Pancella and Powell

By Roy C. Dicks: What's the Score?
The N. C. Symphony's opera excerpts program Friday night could easily have been a serious, formal affair. But conductor Grant Llewellyn and vocalists Phyllis Pancella and Stephen Powell were determined to provide the opposite, turning this season's final classical series concert into a convivial, fun-filled evening that likely made a number of converts to opera by concert's end.

Impressive Moby and Intriguing Butterfly in Dallas

By Roy C. Dicks: What's the Score?
The world premiere of Moby Dick by Jake Heggie at the Dallas Opera showed great maturity and confidence from the composer.
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