Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (2/9-11): A World Premiere, ‘Parsifal,’ & Modern Classics Dominate Weekend

This week’s offerings range from the modern to the classical in an assortment of options all around the continent.

Six. Twenty. Outrageous – American Opera Projects

For three days, the American Opera Projects world premieres the new opera by Daniel Thomas Davis with a cast that includes Ariadne Greif, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, and Andrew Fuchs. The performances will take place at Symphony Space.

Written on Skin – Opera Philadelphia

George Benjamin’s opera arrives in Philadelphia for the first time on Feb. 9 and 11 for the first of four total performances. The opera stars Laren Snouffer, Mark Stone Anthony Roth Costanzo, Krisztina Szabó, and Alasdair Kent.

Parsifal – Metropolitan Opera

Audiences should head over to the Met on Saturday night for a chance to see Wagner’s final masterpiece in the production by Francois Girard. The opera boasts an all-star cast that includes René Pape, Peter Mattei, Klaus Florian Vogt and Evelyn Herlitzius, in her North American debut. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

As One – Anchorage Opera

Laura Kaminsky’s opera continues to make the rounds, this time in Alaska for three days. The opera has garnered solid reviews from the outset and is currently a must-see opera anywhere around the world where it is shown.

The Daughter of the Regiment – Hawaii Opera Theatre

Donizetti’s French classic takes the stage with Audrey Luna, famous for her work in operas by Thomas Adès leading the cast. She is joined by Michele Angelini, who will deliver the nine high C’s in the first act, and Jake Gardner. David Angus conducts in his company debut.


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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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