Opera: Karlheinz Stockhausen / Samstag aus Licht

I have always loved the idea of Karlheinz Stockhausen. That there was such a person. Someone who challenged assumptions about what 20th Century music could be, and masterminded intriguing concepts of performance and presentation.

The grind of listening to Stockhausen’s music or watching his performances is another thing altogether, and that thing is something I usually do not love.


Opera: Rosabella Gregory / The Haberdasher Prince

In this season’s KC Lyric Opera catalog, there was an entry that looked unique and interesting – a youth opera called The Haberdasher Prince. I like the fact that the Lyric puts on special programs for young people and in a setting that is casual and unintimidating.

With a son that desperately needed to get away from his maddeningly persistent gaming, the family set out for a Saturday at the opera!