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Michael Ching
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Composer, Conductor, Songwriter, Iowan
Composer, Conductor, Songwriter, Iowan

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A little .02 plea for comity.

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Pictures from the workshop of ALICE RYLEY in Tarpon Springs
George Konstantinidis took some great photos of the presentation of ALICE RYLEY in Tarpon Springs. A polished workshop is about the audience reaction and it was gratifying to see the piece was engaging, gripping even, all the way through.  William Wise (Cod...

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ALICE staged workshop at Tarpon Arts August 22, 2015
We do a staged workshop of ALICE RYLEY at Tarpon Arts Heritage Museum on Saturday, August 22, 2015 . The preview of ALICE in Savannah was restricted by the lovely and historic confines of the Green-Meldrim house. In Tarpon, we have a more theatrical space a...

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ALICE RYLEY staged workshops
My new one act opera, ALICE RYLEY, a Savannah Ghost Story, is getting two staged workshops this month. The first is at Savannah Voice Festival on August 14th . The second is in Florida in Tarpon Springs on August 22nd.  The staged workshop even includes a l...

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"At the Governor's Ball, done up like a Christmas Tree"
"While this one here at the Governor's Ball, Done up, like a Christmas Tree" from Act II scene i of BABY DOE at the Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center For the past year, activities at the Douglas Moore Fund have looked inward at Moore himself....

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Nickel City Opera MARRIAGE OF FIGARO June 2015
So, over my objection, Nickel City Opera's founder Valerian Ruminski wanted me to conduct our recent June 2015 MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and also play the recitatives. Although I have done it before, I've always thought it to be a bit of hot-dogging and generally ...

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It's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO time in Buffalo
Nickel City Opera's production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO opens this weekend, June 26 and 28, 2015. It's great to see so many old friends in the cast, crew, chorus, and orchestra. 

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We gathered at the Opera America center last month to do a read-through of ALICE RYLEY, my new project set in Savannah when the colony was first being established. Sherrill Milnes (right) will have a speaking part in the opera and his wife Maria Zouves will...

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SPEED DATING TONIGHT! in West Virginia, BUOSO'S GHOST in Texas
SPEED DATING TONIGHT! plays this weekend and next month at West Liberty University and BUOSO'S GHOST plays at Texas State University, where they did SPEED DATING TONIGHT! this fall.

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SDT! at Tri-Cities Opera
This weekend, SPEED DATING TONIGHT! plays at Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton. Here's a piece about it in the Press & Sun Bulletin. It is fun to see it on a season of traditional opera. Taking advantage of the flexibility of internet marketing, they have desi...
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