Teatro Grattacielo 2021-22 Review: ‘L’Amico Fritz’

On November 14, 2021, New York’s Teatro Grattacielo presented a semi-staged production of Pietro Mascagni’s “L’Amico Fritz.” Unlike his hit, “Cavalleria rusticana,” Mascagni’s second opera orbits the far reaches of the standard repertoire. I give the company credit for reviving the somewhat charming opera, but there were misfires in the musical execution and elsewhere that marred the production, leaving me {…}

Teatro Grattacielo Teams Up with Lolita Valderrama Savage for ‘Tableaux of Amico Fritz’

AUTUMN ARRIVES Lolita Valderrama Savage Oil-on-canvas, 40×40 inches *From a private collection. Courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Aureo Sales, New York USA. Teatro Grattacielo and Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy have announced a unique collaboration with artist Lolita Valderrama Savage on “Tableaux of Amico Fritz.” Savage’s first international group exhibit took place at the Palazzo Strozzi in 1975 and she has {…}