Weekend Preview (6/16-18) – USA: ‘Frida,’ ‘Thumbprints,’ ‘Angels in America’ Among Rare Offerings

Credit: New York City Opera; NYCO presents Angels in America one last time.

It is a busy weekend around the Opera World. Here are some of the big events to keep an eye out for.

Opera Avalon showcases “Dead Man Walking” on Friday and Saturday while American Opera Projects gives audiences “Three Way” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Kamala Sankaram’s “Thumbprints” gets a showcase on both the east and west coast. Beth Morrison Projects presents the opera throughout the weekend as does the Los Angeles Opera.

Audiences at Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre can experience “Speed Dating Tonight!” on Friday and Sunday while Cincinnati Opera presents “La Bohéme” on Saturday.

Those craving something a biopera can head over to Long Beach Opera, which gives “Frida” on Saturday and Sunday.

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is in full swing with performances of “La Clemenza di Tito” on Friday and Sunday and “The Grapes of Wrath on Sunday.

Over at San Francisco Opera, audiences can check out “Don Giovanni” on Friday while getting a dose of Quinn Kelsey in “Rigoletto” on Sunday. OperaWire will be in attendance for the performance of Verdi’s middle period masterwork and will have a review out for readers shortly thereafter. Stay tuned.

The New York City Opera gives its final performance of “Angels in America” on Friday.

At the New York Opera Fest 2017, audiences can check out Apotheosis Opera’s “Capriccio” on Friday and Sunday.

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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.

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