the siege of calais

High Notes On This Day
5 Donizetti Operas That Need To Be Revived
Donizetti is one of the fathers of Bel Canto, having written over 70 operas, his first work coming at the age of 19. Born on Nov. 29, 1797, the composer has become well-known for such operas as "L'Elisir d'Amore," "Don Pasquale," "Lucia di Lammermoor," "Lucrezia Borgia," as well as the Tudor trilogy, which has been revived by many of the great divas of the 20th Century. However, many of the composer's…
In Review Stage Reviews
The Glimmerglass Festival 2017 – The Siege Of Calais: Francesca Zambello, Leah Crocetto & Aleks Romano Make A Great Case For Donizetti’s Forgotten Work
It’s no surprise that most of Donizetti’s output is rarely performed, with many operas becoming obscure to many audiences. Only a few of his works have actually had a chance to make their way into the repertoire and remain there consistently. But this is not the case with “L’Assedio di Calais” which premiered in 1836 and has since been performed few times with a minuscule number of recordings. Thanks to…
News
Kate Aldrich & Joan of Arc Headline Boston Odyssey’s 2017-18 Season
The Boston Odyssey Opera has announced its new season and it is packed with a number of operatic gems. With the 2016-17 season dedicated to the writings of Oscar Wilde, the 2017-18 will shift focus to Joan of Arc. Aptly titled “Trial by Fire: Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years War,” the new season will feature operas related to the theme. The season kicks off with the Boston Premiere…
Interviews Stage Spotlight
The Singing Actress – Leah Crocetto On Acting & Approaching Her Repertory In Bel Canto Style
Tosca, Aida, Elisabetta and Liù are the roles associated with a lyric spinto soprano. They are the pinnacle of the Italian repertory and the works that every major diva wants to sing. Leah Crocetto gets to sing these great operas on a regular basis, as her profile has ballooned over the last few years. Today, she has become one of the most exciting young singers of her generation. While she…
Artist of the Week News
Artist Of The Week: Leah Crocetto Dispatches Vocal Fireworks In ‘The Siege Of Calais’
Leah Crocetto is known for her work in Verdi's spinto roles as well as her interpretation of my Puccini operas. She has garnered acclaim in this repertoire and is among the rising stars in the opera world. However, this weekend she steps out of these boundaries and moves into the realm of Bel Canto for her role debut as Eleonora in Donizetti's "The Siege of Calais" at the Glimmerglass Festival.…