Dona Ana Lyric Opera http://krwg.org en DALO brings “Orpheus in the Underworld” to Las Cruces http://krwg.org/post/dalo-brings-orpheus-underworld-las-cruces <p>The heartrending ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice hardly seems like material for a scathing satirical opera, but that’s exactly what the 19<sup>th</sup>-century French composer Jacques Offenbach turned it into in his “Orpheus in the Underworld.” This week, the Dona Lyric Opera performs the opera, and Artistic Director John Carlo Pierce came by to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the myth, the parody, its most famous can-can music, and more. Recorded on March 13, 2014.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:20:54 +0000 Leora Zeitlin 61898 at http://krwg.org DALO brings “Orpheus in the Underworld” to Las Cruces Love Spurned: John Carlo Pierce discusses two operas http://krwg.org/post/love-spurned-john-carlo-pierce-discusses-two-operas <p>Henry Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas” tells of how Queen Dido is rejected by her beloved Aeneas, and how she chooses death rather than live without him. Gilbert &amp; Sullivan wrote of another jilted lover in their operetta, “Trial by Jury,” but in that case, the aggrieved bride takes the man to court. Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin interviews Dona Ana Lyric Opera director John Carlo Pierce about these two vastly different treatments of love spurned, as well as his background, some of his favorite tenor roles and more. Wed, 01 May 2013 20:23:37 +0000 Leora Zeitlin 40254 at http://krwg.org Love Spurned: John Carlo Pierce discusses two operas