Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi Di Trieste 2019-20 Review: Boris Godunov

(Credit: Fabio Parenzan Visualart – Teatro Verdi Trieste.) Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste’s staging of “Boris Godunov” was an imported production from the Dnepropetrovsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Dnipro in the Ukraine, originally directed by Yurii Victorovych Chaika, with Trieste supplying the orchestra and part of the chorus, under the musical director, Alexander Anissimov. Given the work’s {…}

Lincoln Center Great Performers 2020 Review: Susan Graham & Malcolm Martineau

(Photo Credit: Dario Acosta) February 4, 2020, saw the latest installment of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, with the evening’s recital featuring renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, accompanied by Malcolm Martineau. The program, titled “Fauenliebe und –leben: Variations,” took Schumann’s song cycle and fleshed out a fuller narrative, using a breadth of musical works from other composers which spanned eight languages. {…}