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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (6/22-24): Gordon Getty’s Horror Double Bill Leads Solid Weekend
This weekend is going to be packed with some really fun productions from around the country. A few horror operas will be showcased on the west coast while out east, you can preview two classic Italian comedies. Here are our top five picks in alphabetical order by company. L’Incoronozione di Poppea – Cincinnati Opera Anthony Roth Costanzo, Sarah Shafer, Sarah Mesko, Melissa Harvey, and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen star in the…
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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting For 46TH Summer Festival Season
The Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its casting for the 2017-18 season. In a press release, the company noted, "Our reputation for exceptional casting, remarkable production values, and thoughtfully selected repertory continues to expand. Audiences in Des Moines and around the broader industry increasingly discover for themselves Iowa’s operatic oasis.” As previously noted, the company will present three works. Here is a look at the casting for these three…
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Stephanie Blythe, Anna Christy & Massimo Cavalletti Headline Palm Beach Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Palm Beach Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring three opera productions and gala performances showcasing rising stars of the opera world. Here is a look. The season opens with a Rising Stars of Opera gala offering a unique opportunity to enjoy exceptional singers on the brink of international stardom and singers of the Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs. Performance Dates: Dec. 18, 2018…
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Boston Baroque presents Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’
The Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque is set to present Beethoven’s only opera "Fidelio" in its Boston Baroque debut performance. The presentation will represent the first-ever period instrument presentation of the work in Boston and will offer a rare opportunity for audiences to enjoy a semi-staged showcase of the two-act version of "Fidelio." The performance will be conducted by Music Director Martin Pearlman and will be directed by Mark Streshinsky. "Fidelio" will…
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Santa Fe Opera 2017 Review – Alcina: Lead Singers & Director David Alden Lead Satisfying Performance
You can tell who the real Handel lovers are by those who remain for the entirety of a three hour and 40-minute performance. However, at Santa Fe Opera’s production of “Alcina” on August 2, the house remained mostly full all the way to the curtain call. When it comes to Baroque performed in the 21st century, it helps to rely on many other dramatic factors to not only lure audiences in…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – Werther: Brilliant Grigolo, Leonard & Powerful ‘Werther’ Production Will Leave You Emotionally Enriched & Exhausted
This review is for the performance on Feb. 20, 2017. Taking in the experience of Massenet’s “Werther” is a rather fascinating one. Not because the music is without a doubt the composer’s finest creation or because the Metropolitan Opera’s production is a dramatic home run (more on that later). It has to do with audience interaction and engagement. Who would think that an opera about limerence would draw up such…