Parlando: The COC Blog

6/17/2015

Linda and Michael Hutcheon on "Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten"

By Linda and Michael Hutcheon  

 

As we entered our seventh decade (yikes!), we realized that there was now a new period of life, that time beyond the usual point of retirement, for which there were precious few models. Firmly believing that opera (our particular passion) offers a perspective on practically all aspects of the human condition, we decided to examine the later years and last works of several successful composers of opera.  Our goal? An understanding of their last years within the context of their entire artistic life course--and of the role of creativity in these years. 

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001

 

 

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