Florida Grand Opera to Stream ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

Florida Grand Opera has announced that its Sunday Matinee for this week will be Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” This performance, recorded from the company’s 2017-18 season, stars Anna Christy in the title role, with Joshua Guerrero as Edgardo, Trevor Scheunemann as Enrico, and Chaz’men Williams-Ali as Arturo, with Alexander Polianichko conducting. Christy has garnered great acclaim for her interpretation of {…}

Kathryn Lewek & Anna Christy Headline Central City Opera’s 2020 Festival

The Central City Opera’s 2020 Summer Festival has been announced and it will feature three major works. The season will open with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” Director Ken Cazan will bring the musical to life with Matthew Worth as Billy Bigelow and Anna Christy as Julie Jordan. Performance Dates: July 4-August 2, 2020 “Rigoletto” will follow with director Jose Maria Condemi taking {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (6/22-24): Gordon Getty’s Horror Double Bill Leads Solid Weekend

This weekend is going to be packed with some really fun productions from around the country. A few horror operas will be showcased on the west coast while out east, you can preview two classic Italian comedies. Here are our top five picks in alphabetical order by company. L’Incoronozione di Poppea – Cincinnati Opera Anthony Roth Costanzo, Sarah Shafer, Sarah {…}

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting For 46TH Summer Festival Season

The Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its casting for the 2017-18 season. In a press release, the company noted, “Our reputation for exceptional casting, remarkable production values, and thoughtfully selected repertory continues to expand. Audiences in Des Moines and around the broader industry increasingly discover for themselves Iowa’s operatic oasis.” As previously noted, the company will present three works. {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – Werther: Brilliant Grigolo, Leonard & Powerful ‘Werther’ Production Will Leave You Emotionally Enriched & Exhausted

This review is for the performance on Feb. 20, 2017. Taking in the experience of Massenet’s “Werther” is a rather fascinating one. Not because the music is without a doubt the composer’s finest creation or because the Metropolitan Opera’s production is a dramatic home run (more on that later). It has to do with audience interaction and engagement. Who would {…}