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Teatro Nuovo 2023 Review: Crispino e la Comare


Photo credit: Steve Pisano Teatro Nuovo is an opera company solely dedicated to the discovery and rediscovery of Italian music specifically from the Bel Canto period. In fact, they are the only opera company in the world dedicated to doing this right now. And, they are doing it exceedingly well.  The Naples brothers Federico and Luigi Ricci’s “Crispino e la {…}


Santiago Ballerini, Liz Culpepper, & Chelsea Lehnea Star in Teatro Nuovo’s 2023 Bel Canto Season


Photo: Suzanne Vinnik Santiago Ballerini, Liz Culpepper, & Chelsea Lehnea will lead Teatro Nuovo’s 2023 Bel Canto season. Audiences will hear bel canto operas with period instruments and enjoy a concert dedicated to Maria Callas. Gaetano Donizetti’s drama “Poliuto” features Ballerini in the title role. He is joined by Lehnea, Ricardo José Rivera, Hans Tashjian, Krishna Raman, Robert Kleinertz, James {…}

On This Day, Special Features

Rare Operas That Alessandro Corbelli Took On


Alessandro Corbelli is one of the great baritones of the modern era, his refined bass style ideal for many of the comic roles that he has been so well-known for. Born on Sept. 21, 1952, the bass has become one of the great “Don Pasquale,” Dulcamara, and “Gianni Schicchi” interpreters of recent times. But what makes his an incredible artist {…}

On This Day, Special Features

Francesco Maria Piave’s Librettos For Composers Not Named Verdi


Everyone remembers Francesco Maria Piave for his extensive association with Giuseppe Verdi. The librettist, born on May 18, 1810, famously wrote 10 librettos for the famed composer, including such masterworks as “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata” and “Macbeth.” But his output was not limited to just Verdi works. In fact, he wrote a plethora of librettos for other composers. Here is a {…}