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Paulo Szot Honors the Past, Present, and Future with Broadway Celebration at Feinstein’s/54 Below
This week, opera and Broadway star Paulo Szot returned to 54 Below for his eighth appearance in his show “Salute to Broadway.” The set list, music directed by Billy Stritch, drew upon songs that have played a formative role in Szot’s life and career as an artist, including songs he performed for the first time that evening. After a jazz intro, Paulo Szot appeared amidst the crowd and launched straight…
Paulo Szot Enchants at 54 Below With an Ode to Broadway
Who says opera singers can't be fun? That is exactly what Paulo Szot has been showing audiences this past week as he pays homage to Broadway. In his seventh appearance at 54 Below, Szot showcased his comedic and dramatic sensibilities in a cabaret performance. Music director and pianist Billy Stritch began the program with a jazz piece; then Szot entered, walking through the audience and greeting them before taking the stage to perform his…
Opera San José 2017-18 Preview: Company Showcases Puccini’s Iconic ‘La Bohème’
Starting April 15, "La Boheme" will open for the Opera San José, CA, directed by Michael Shell. “I am excited to direct 'La Boheme' for Opera San Jose,” Shell told OperaWire. The whole two hours and forty-five-minute performance will be sung in Italian with English super-titles. “The opera will be set at the end of WWI, when Paris was delirious with optimism for the new century, when Nijinsky, Stravinsky, Picasso…