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New York City Events with Stephen Schwartz: Spring 2011

April 6, 2011 Events with Stephen Schwartz

Sunday, April 10, 2011 – Is It a Musical or Opera panel A panel of distinguished composers and playwrights join Stephen Schwartz for an in-depth look at what defines the opera and musical theater genres. The roundtable will take place on the set of Schwartz’s hit Broadway musical Wicked. It has been reported that Adam [...]

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Seance on A Wet Afternoon Opera – Deception Theme

March 29, 2011 Article

The Art of Deception: Mrya in Stephen Schwartz’s Seance on A Wet Afternoon, Frollo in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Wizard of Oz in Wicked and Bernie Madoff in real life. I originally wrote these reflections about the deception theme in Schwartz’s opera “Seance on a Wet Afternoon” in the summer of 2009 before [...]

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Stephen Schwartz Opera Aria “Brightness Falls” Video; Interview

March 29, 2011 Interview

To play the lead role in his first professional opera, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, Stephen Schwartz chose Lauren Flanigan. He had seen her in another opera production and thought she would be a  good fit as Myra, and so he contacted her. When she said yes, that allowed him to be able to write [...]

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Stephen Schwartz First Opera – Podcast

March 22, 2011 Podcast

                Stephen Schwartz has adapted the movie Seance on A Wet Afternoon as an opera. Read all about it and view photos on Musicalschwartz.com/schwartz-opera.htm (opens in a new browser window) Stay here to enjoy this audio clip: A conversation with composer Stephen Schwartz recorded while he was writing [...]

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