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‘Ballad of Baby Doe’ serves as a reminder of love in tough times

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 4, 2010

In spite of a slow start on its opening night, “The Ballad of Baby Doe” hit the mark. The latest production from the department of music and department of theater is an American folk opera about success, failure, love and faith.  It is a story about one man’s boom-and-bust in America’s west. “The...

“Ballad of Baby Doe” brings folk opera to CSUN with a classic love story

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 20, 2010

"Ballad of Baby Doe” is a classic American love-story told in a 400-year-old Italian art form. It is a story about the boom-and-bust days of the Colorado mines in the Wild West, just before the turn of the century. “The Ballad of Baby Doe” is an opera about the American West. Music director...

CSUN singer portrays “Baby Doe,” a lonely widower in an infamous affair

CSUN singer portrays

Mandi Gosling

October 20, 2010

As a teenager in San Francisco, when Maria Elena Altany’s parents would go out for the night, she threw a party like no other kid her age was having. But, she wasn’t blasting Beyonce or Christina Aguilera from the speakers like the other girls her age.  Those pop stars couldn’t riff anything...

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