Royal Danish Opera 2018-2019 Review: Il Trovatore

“Il Trovatore” fits awkwardly in Verdi’s extraordinarily fruitful “middle period.”  Wedged between the musical and dramatic innovations of “Rigoletto” and “La Traviata,” it seems to be a conservative throwback to an Italian idiom established by Rossini and his early successors.   It is a “numbers” opera with a melodramatic plot (based on Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez’s “El trovador”) that beggars belief. {…}

Weekend Preview – International (9/15-17): Irina Lungu and Lawrence Brownlee Headline Liceu’s Opening Night

This weekend, a number of productions continue runs all over the world with many of the biggest stars singing. Check out what companies have to offer. Austria  At the Vienna State Opera, Carlos Álvarez and Dorothea Röschmann continue their run of “Le Nozze di Figaro” on Friday while on Sunday audiences get another chance at “Chowanschtschina” with Ferruccio Furlanetto. On Saturday, {…}