Tag Archives: THOMAS PETIET

Forgotten comic opera Erminie recorded by Comic Opera Guild

The land of opera and operetta is a great place to look for buried treasure. In the past ten years, the Comic Opera Guild has uncovered over 50 shows that had lain out of sight for a much as a … Continue reading

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HER HIGHNESS THE PRINCE IMPRESSES

Comic Opera Guild’s spring production was a hilarious pastiche by COG founder Tom Petiet, with music by the father of operetta Jacques Offenbach. Not content to have produced many of the composer’s greatest hits, including La Belle Helene, La Vie … Continue reading

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The Rose of Castile recorded

ENGLISH BALLAD OPERA REDISCOVERED Continue reading

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LIGHT CAVALRY by Von Suppe

The first recording of Von Suppe’s operetta Light Cavalry has been issued by the Comic Opera Guild Continue reading

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10th HAUGH VOCAL COMPETITION

The 10th Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition 10th Annual Harold Haugh Vocal Competition, held Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s Performance Hall, attracted over 30 finalists from all over the United States. John Riesen, who recently … Continue reading

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The Festival of Doves

Tomas Breton The Festival of Doves Opera in One Act English version by Thomas Petiet Spanish zarzuelas are seldom seen north of the United States border, which is a shame, for they than be very entertaining. Although Placido Domingo has … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC FLUTE in English

Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE Opera in Two Acts English version by Thomas Petiet Never intended as a Grand Opera, The Magic Flute has had grandness imposed upon it by adoring admirers of Mozart. The Guild’s performing version returns to the … Continue reading

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A Night in Venice

Johann Strauss, Jr. A Night in Venice Operetta in Three Acts English by Thomas Petiet Premiered by the Comic Opera Guild in 1989, this new version boasts a completely new libretto and the original 1883 Strauss orchestration. Unlike the versions … Continue reading

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ROBINSON CRUSOE, OFFENBACH

ROBINSON CRUSOE Ann Operetta in Three Acts By Jacques Offenbach English by Thomas Petiet Offenbach’s musical treatment of the famous Defoe story might have languished on the shelf forever had the Guild not seen the potential of editing and adapting … Continue reading

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THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN in English

Operetta in Two Acts English by Thomas Petiet Always one of the composer’s most popular shows in Europe, La Grande Duchesse is a hilarious satire on the military. It has been burdened, however, with a third act that was nearly … Continue reading

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