Ewa Płonka, Laquita Mitchell Highlight Virginia Opera’s 2019-20 Season

Virginia Opera has announced its 45th-anniversary season, which will include four main stage productions spanning three centuries of operatic works. Artistic Director Adam Turner will preside over the musical direction for all four productions of the 2019-20 season. The season will start off with Lillian Groag’s production of Puccini’s “Tosca,” part of VO’s ongoing series, “The Puccini Cycle.” The production {…}

Opera San Jose 2017-18 Review – Cinderella: 12-Year-Old Alma Deutscher Is a Genius To Behold

On a cold-for-northern California day, two days before Christmas, people streamed into the California Theater to attend the final performance of – “Cinderella” on Market Street in San Jose (a.k.a. Silicon Valley). Not “Cenerentola,” Rossini’s comic piece, but a work by a 12-year old composer, unveiling the debut for her second opera. Yes, on a similar heroine – a poor, {…}