Top 5 Operas of the Weekend – North America (3/2-4): ‘Faust,’ ‘Don Carlo’ & Other Repertory Favorites Dominate Weekend

It’s a big weekend around the United States with two high-profile opera companies showcasing the debut of major productions. In this week’s picks, you will see a mix of major stars and big companies with up-and-comers at smaller organizations. Here are our top five picks in alphabetical order by company.  Faust – Lyric Opera of Chicago Superstar soprano Ailyn Pérez {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (Feb. 2-4): Lyric Opera of Chicago & Others Showcase Classic Repertory Staples

The opera world continues to showcase more and more around the continent and this week’s recommendations stretch around the US and Canada, with the focus solely on staples of the operatic canon. If last week’s emphasis on the modern was too much for the more conservative opera goer, then this week will offer a “palette cleanser” of sorts. I Puritani {…}