Weekend Preview (USA) – 2/17-19: Patricia Racette’s ‘Salome’ & Stewart Copeland’s ‘Invention of Morel’ Open

(Metropolitan Opera) 'Salome,' 'The Invention of Morel' and 'Norma' are among your big hits for the weekend.

Prepare yourself for two high profile premieres this weekend on opposite sides of the country.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Opera lifts the curtain on “Salome” starring Patricia Racette in the role that she dominated at the Metropolitan Opera. Regarding her performance OperaWire wrote, “she dominated the stage in one of her greatest achievements on the Met stage.”

Another major premiere is taking place at the Windy City where the Chicago Opera Theater will premiere “The Invention of Morel,” an opera by Stewart Copeland.  The opera’s world premiere is on Saturday evening.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago continues its run of “Norma” on Saturday. Sondra Radvonovsky stars alongside Elizabeth DeShong and Russell Thomas. On Sunday, “Carmen” returns to the stage with Ekaterina Gubanova in the lead role and Joseph Calleja as Don Jose.

On Friday and Saturday, the Houston Grand Opera will finish out its run of performances of Verdi’s Requiem featuring Angela Meade, Sasha Cooke, Alexey Dolgov and Peixin Chen. Patrick Summers conducts.

In New York, the Metropolitan Opera will showcase another performance of “Rusalka.” OperaWire will have a review for this performance over the weekend. On Saturday “I Puritani” makes a return to the stage in the matinee performance while “Carmen” gets it final performance in the evening.

About the Author

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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