Definitions

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  • adj. Partially but not entirely staged; thus, partially improvised

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ staged

Examples

  • El Niño, "was a" semistaged, "multimedia performance on a San Francisco Symphony subscription concert at Davies Hall, not across the street at the Opera House, where I saw the first production of" The Death of Klinghoffer "(and didn't see

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  • In 2003 Mr. Benjamin and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and singers premiered this version semistaged in San Francisco, and gave subsequent performances in recent years at the historic Saenger Theater in Joplin's hometown of Texarkana, Texas, and at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania America's oldest black college among other venues.

    'Treemonisha' as It Was Intended To Be

  • In the pianist's semistaged performance of the piece at (Le) Poisson Rouge, she will don a shawl fashioned from rice paper, ribbons and threads, adding to its Eastern aura.

    A Pianist Evolves With Her Instrument

  • A semistaged version of the opera "Dr. Atomic" by American composer John Adams sold at 88% of paid capacity during the depths of the economic recession.

    New Music With a Tonal Twist

  • Even with or perhaps because of the semistaged production, the opera was more persuasive than it was in a fully staged version in San Francisco in 2004.

    Laughing in the Face of Death

  • The singers, in elaborate Hieronymous Bosch-inspired costumes by Catherine Zuber, moved much more than is usual in semistaged opera, while in a complicated puppet-theater setup on stage left, miniature elements figures, drawings and models were manipulated and captured by video cameras in real time, and these "animations" were projected on a screen above the orchestra.

    Laughing in the Face of Death

  • Of the various productions of "Candide" that I've seen, going all the way back to the 1974 revival, the one that worked best was the New York Philharmonic's semistaged 2004 mounting, adapted and directed by Lonny Price and starring Kristin Chenoweth and Patti LuPone.

    Taking Another Shot at 'Candide'

  • The one-act story of a lonely woman who is caught up in a fantasy world and obsessed with the Internet will have its first semistaged production this Friday at Lincoln Center ' s Alice Tully Hall with the New York Opera Society.

    The Music of Modern Mania

  • Among other events, he was instrumental in organizing the New York Philharmonic's four-year "American Classics" ­series, which culminated in a landmark semistaged production of "Sweeney Todd" in 2000 starring Patti LuPone and George Hearn.

    Ravinia's Traditional Iconoclast

  • "I was never a big fan until I saw an amateur production of 'Oklahoma!' in Kilkenny not long ago," Mr. Byrne said on his lunch break last Friday, between rehearsals for the New York Philharmonic's semistaged concert performances of "Camelot," the classic Lerner and Loewe musical, in which he stars as King Arthur.

    Not the Usual Musical Suspect

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