Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (3/9-11): 3 Classics Coupled With 2 Modern Works Lead the Way

For this week’s recommendations, we have two modern works coupled with three classic masterworks (or more like four with two in a double bill). Throw in a combination of small and big-name companies and this weekend’s recommendations run a wide and diverse gamut. Un Ballo In Maschera – Livermore Valley Opera First up on our list is the independent company’s {…}

New Orleans Opera 2017-18 Review – Orpheus in the Underworld: Laughs Aplenty in Offenbach’s Satire That Spares Nobody

It’s always a welcome sight when companies stage works that are underappreciated and lesser known. It’s also risky because such unfamiliarity can result in smaller audiences who would be more willing to come out for works that are more recognizable. With that in mind, it was admirable for New Orleans Opera to present Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” last {…}