“A big work with big ideas” – Opera News review

A pleasant surprise arrived in the mail this week: Opera News in its May 2014 issue gives the Dallas Opera's production of Tod Machover's "Death and the Powers" a glowing review. Writer Andrew Sigler praises the opera as "a big work with big ideas," and notes that "Machover brings to bear his considerable technical prowess …

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Reviews of “Death and the Powers” in Dallas

Congratulations to the cast, crew and incredible team that pulled off last night's flawless opening night performance of the Dallas Opera's production of "Death and the Powers"!! Much relief all around that the Operabots, moving walls and chandelier were all in splendid working order after three years in the warehouse. Reviews are coming in! The …

“Death and the Powers” goes Global

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS  OPERA ON A WORLD STAGE!  Death and the Powers: THE GLOBAL INTERACTIVE SIMULCAST                    ~~~~                            SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 AT 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DALLAS TX ~~~~ Remote locations throughout …

In Opera News

Here's an insightful article about Tod Machover in the October issue of Opera News. Written by Philip Kennicott, Pulitzer prize-winning critic for the Washington Post, the article delves into the evolution of the music and gets to the heart of what the operas are about. Refreshing! Some great quotes: "…Machover, voluble and friendly in person, confounds expectations. Valis, …

New Vilna Review on Machover and Pinsky evening

Tuesday evening's "I Sing the Body Electric" event, featuring composer Tod Machover, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and Pulitzer-winning music critic and poet Lloyd Schwartz, garnered an enthusiastic write-up by Daniel E. Levenson, ALM, publisher and editor-in-chief of the New Vilna Review. The disucssion centered on the new opera Death and the Powers, composed …

Jewish Advocate: Dec. 7 Event with Tod Machover and Robert Pinsky

There's an excellent feature article in the current issue of The Jewish Advocate describing tomorrow night's program with poet laureate Robert Pinsky and composer Tod Machover. The event, titled "I Sing the Body Electric", is sponsored by the New Center for Arts and Culture and will take place at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, …

Listen to Robert Pinsky, librettist for Death and the Powers

BU Today has posted a story about Robert Pinsky: Robot, of Thee I Sing Pinsky’s words help put technology in innovative opera. In the article, Robert talks about how he became involved in the project and discusses the differences between writing poetry and writing for opera. Composer Tod Machover says “I have been constantly delighted …