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Both Mr Bush and Mr Macbeth exhibited a neat falsetto at various times, and in their own normal voices, combined for a gorgeous duet, which I think extolled the art of cooperation, and a bit of warning: 'It's staccato -- not castrato!' An odd concept for an opera -- it all ends happily.

There are a total of four performances of this double bill; three evenings open to the public and one daytime matinée for students. The production is double cast, thus allowing more young singers to participate. The other casts are Natasha Ospina as Mme Goldentrill, Jermaine Jackson as Mr Angel and Jung Eun Oh as Mlle Silverpeal in the Mozart and Richard Ollarsaba as the composer, John Gray Watson as the poet, Jaclyn Surso as Eleanora and Elisa Singer as Tonina in the Salieri.

After this weekend's performances which end on Saturday 4 March 2006, the next production by the CIM Opera Theater will be 'The Sounds of Music' drawn from various operas. The school regularly presents concerts and recitals by both faculty and students, as well as guest artists. For tickets or other information about any of these presentations, visit the web-site: www.cim.edu or call +1 (216) 791 5000.

Copyright © 4 March 2006 Kelly Ferjutz, Cleveland USA

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