Jennifer Johnson Cano

In Review
Opera Theatre of St. Louis 2018 Review – Orfeo and Euridice: Johnson Cano Stellar in Probing Gluck’s Mythical Vision of Love
It has been a particularly heavy season at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, with an absolutely splendid run of Marc Blitzstein’s “Regina” and the emotionally-charged world premiere of Huang Ruo’s “An American Soldier.” It was thus welcome that the final production to debut this season, Gluck’s “Orfeo and Euridice,” provided an uplifting ending. This production by director Ron Daniels, though sprinkled with some peculiarities, was a delightful version full of…
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Daniela Mack, Jennifer Johnson Cano Lead Boston Lyric Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Boston Lyric Opera has announced its 2018-19 season which will feature four works centering on the themes of rebellion. First up is Rossini’s perennial masterwork “The Barber of Seville.” The opera is set to star Matthew Worth, Daniela Mack, Jesus Garcia, David Crawford, Steven Condy, Michelle Trainor, and Alex Lawrence under maestro David Angus. Rosetta Cucchi directs the production. Performance Dates: Oct. 12-21 In November, the company shifts gears…
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Mostly Mozart Festival Announces 2018 season
The Mostly Mozart Festival has announced its 2018 season featuring a Bernstein celebration and some of Mozart's greatest works. Staged Productions  Conductor Louis Langrée, the Festival Orchestra, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and a huge cast of singers, musicians, and dancers celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centennial with a fully staged production of his bold 1971 MASS. The production will be directed by SF Opera Lab curator Elkhanah Pulitzer. Performance Dates: July 17-18, 2018 Haydn's…
In Review Stage Reviews
New York Philharmonic 2016-17 Review: Alan Gilbert Says Goodbye With a Monumental ‘Das Rheingold’
Alan Gilbert is saying goodbye to the New York Philharmonic as music director. It ends a tenure that brought significant new works and experimented with the standard repertoire alongside one of the finest orchestras in the world. But Gilbert has made sure to make opera a mainstay for the New York Philharmonic so it is no surprise that he ends his tenure with Wagner's "Das Rheingold," the first of the composer's…
In Review Stage Reviews
Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – Aida: Conductor Daniele Rustioni Dominates, Leads Riveting Cast In Memorable Performance
I preface this by stating that this review is for the performance on March 31, 2017. I would also like to recognize that this is just one, performance of a seven-performance run. In an ideal situation, I would attend every performance and write a detailed review of the overall work. As it stands, I can only go on my perspective of one performance. Despite being such a familiar opera, “Aida” is treacherous for all the performers involved. Of course,…