‘Fellow Travelers’ contains all the classic themes of opera: love, deception, betrayal and political intrigue. It is the universality of this forbidden love story that rings true today – revealed in a story buried deep beneath the American consciousness.
If it’s true, as they say, that opposites attract, Pappano and Küchle are living proof of it. He’s a champion of new music, of pushing – or pulling, perhaps – opera into the 21st century. She, on the other hand, is devoted to early music. For her, 16th- and 17th-century composers like Claudio Monteverdi, Richardo Rogniono and Jacopo Peri are not relics of past cultures. They are very much alive.
The 24th edition of “Not Famous Yet,” March 18, will feature members of CCM’s Class of 2016 before they make their New York City debuts.
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