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Amore Opera 2017-18 Review: La Traviata – Jennifer Gliere Enchants as Life, and Death, of the Party
This review is for the performance on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Within the intimate space of the Riverside Theatre, Amore Opera’s production of “La Traviata” brought to the surface comedic moments hidden within Francesco Maria Piave’s libretto. While this work is not one I normally would expect humor from, this approach added to the emotional investment in the audience, as well as giving a chance to explore the characters’ personalities.…
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Amore Opera Announces Holiday Slate
The Amore Opera has announced its winter season which will close 2017. The company will celebrate the holiday season with Rossini's comic "The Barber of Seville" and Gilbert and Sullivan's "Scrooge." "The Barber of Seville" opens on Dec. 22 with performances running through New Year's Eve. The final presentation will also include a dinner. In total there will be eight showings of the opera. Meanwhile, "Scrooge" will open on Dec. 28,…
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Amore Opera 2017-18 Review – Tosca: Jose Heredia and Dilara Unsal Ozkan Prove Themselves a Power Couple
Hidden within the Riverside Church on Clairemont avenue is the Riverside Theatre, this is where the production company Amore Opera has set the stage for its production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” Just as the opera itself grapples with love, jealousy, and what lies beneath the surface of facades, Amore Opera’s production has faithfully upheld these themes through the artistry of the set and the power of its cast. Tenor Jose Heredia…
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Amore Opera Kicks Off Season With ‘Tosca’
Amore Opera will kick off its 10th season with two distinct works. The season opens on Oct. 20 with Puccini's “Tosca” at the Riverside Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The production will be conducted by Richard Cordova and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Hull. ”Tosca” will be presented eight times in the season with the final performance on Oct. 29. The company will also reprise its acclaimed production of…
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Experimentation With Classics- Nathan Hull’s Drive To Uncover Neglected Works With Amore Opera
Does experimentation work? That is a question most artists ask in a time when the art world is insecure and ticket buyers are disappearing. However, for smaller opera companies, that seems to be their means of thriving, and this week Amore Opera will take a stab at experimenting with an unknown work, Donizetti's rarely performed "La Zingara." "We want to do things that are unusual, that I know that it’d…
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Amore Opera To Present Two Gypsy Operas To Close Out 2016-17 Season
Amore Opera has just announced its next two opera productions for May and June with gypsies dominating their thematic material. The company’s main website revealed that Bizet’s “Carmen” and Donizetti’s “La Zingara” would be taking the stage to close out the 2017-18 season. The former work is one of the best known in the entire repertoire while the latter is a true rarity. The Donizetti opera premiered on May 12,…
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Weekend Preview (12/30 – 1/1) – USA: New York Galas Dominate New Year’s Weekend
New Years weekend will not be particularly active in the American opera scene. Only three major companies will make their respective presences felt as the calendar turns from 2016 to 2017. The Metropolitan Opera will continue its full slate of operas, showcasing three works to end the year. There will be two performances given on Friday, December 30. At 12 p.m. EST, the company will showcase Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”…
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Amore Opera Returns to Stage With Two Operas on Dec. 27
Amore Opera is back in full swing as the company puts out two productions to close out the year. The company will bring back Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” on Dec. 27 through Jan. 1, 2017 after presenting the work on Dec. 17 and 18. The new run of performances will start at 7:30 p.m. EST every single day of the week leading to a New Year’s Gala on Dec. 31. That…
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Amore Opera 2016-17 Season to Celebrate New Years with ‘Die Fledermaus’
On Dec. 17 Amore Opera will open its new production of Strauss' "Die Fledermaus." The company will feature two back-to-back performances and from Dec. 27 through the 31 the company will perform five back-to-back performances, including a gala on New Year's Eve. The cast will include Michael Ciuffitelli as Eisenstein and Haley Vick as Adele. Douglass Martin will conduct the orchestra and Nathan Hull, who is also playing Falke, will…