Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (6/8-10): A World Premiere, ‘Sweeney Todd,’ & Piazzolla’s Masterpiece Dominate Weekend

The summer is underway and as expected, there are a ton of options out there for the opera lovers of the world. So here is a look at this week’s picks in alphabetical order by company.

Maria de Buenos Aires – Alamo City Opera

Piazzolla’s work is growing ever-popular around the globe with productions cropping up everywhere. The production at Alamo City Opera will provide audiences with a chance to see Colombian soprano Catalina Cuervo take on a role that she has performed more than any other artist in history. Performances take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Sweeney Todd – Atlanta Opera

The Atlanta Opera brings forth “Sweeney Todd” with an amazing cast that includes Michael Mayes in the title role and Maria Zifchak as Mrs. Lovett. The opening takes place on Saturday night.

The Rose Elf – New York Opera Fest / Unison Media

The world premiere of “The Rose Elf” is undeniably a work to see, especially since it comes from composer David Hertzberg, whose name is on the rise around the opera world in light of his critically acclaimed work, “The Wake World.” Performances take place on June 8 and 10.

La Cenerentola – Opera Las Vegas

On Friday and Sunday, those in Sin City can check out a production of Rossini’s classic adaptation of the Cinderella story.

Orfeo ed Euridice – Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Another exciting showcase from the OTSL on Saturday evening will be a production of the Gluck classic. The work stars Jennifer Johnson Cano as Orfeo with Andriana Chuchman bringing her acclaimed interpretation of Euridice. Maria Valdes plays Amore.


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David Salazar
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.

1 Comment on "Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (6/8-10): A World Premiere, ‘Sweeney Todd,’ & Piazzolla’s Masterpiece Dominate Weekend"

  1. CJ Morrison | June 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm | Reply

    What did you think about Mary Beth Nelson? I was there, and I thought she was incredible.

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