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.