Gary Thor Wedow to Conduct Juilliard Opera’s Production of Händel’s ‘Atalanta’

Gold Sound Media has announced conductor Gary Thor Wedow will lead Juilliard Opera’s production of Händel’s seldom-performed “Atalanta.” In the pit will be Julliard415, the school’s period-music ensemble. Omer Ben Seadia stage directs. “Atalanta,” a romantic comedy, is the latest Handel work the maestro will pace at Juilliard. Previous performances include presentations of “Teseo” and “Ariodante.” “From the very beginning, {…}

Juilliard Opera 2017-18 Review – La Finta Giardiniera: Mozart Comedy Gets Remarkable Production With Rising Stars

Despite fall’s chill blanketing Manhattan, opera-goers are delighting in the light-hearted comedy in Juilliard’s production of Mozart’s “La Finta Giardiniera.” Composed when he was just shy of turning 19, Mozart indulges in the fiery emotions that stir a garden party, gathered at the house of a small-town mayor. The opening scene reels in the listener while two maids whisper about {…}