Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – USA (3/8-10)

Tchaikovsky’s Masterwork & A Rare Rossini Among Highlights

By David Salazar

This weekend we will shine a spotlight on a mix of repertory staples and some rarer works. Here are our weekend choices in alphabetical order by company.

Silent Night – Arizona Opera

The Kevin Puts-Mark Campbell collaboration continues to make the rounds around the country, making it essential viewing. This weekend, audiences can check out the final performances of Arizona Opera’s round on March 9 and 10 with Joseph Mechavich conducting a large ensemble that includes Julie Adams, Andrew Bidlack, Joseph Lattanzi, and Kyle Albertson, among others.

Eugene Onegin – Atlanta Opera, Washington National Opera

Audiences will get one last chance to see Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece in Atlanta over the weekend with a cast that features David Adam Moore, William Burden, Raquel Gonzalez, and Megan Marino.

Madame White Snake – Beth Morrison Projects

Audiences can check out the Pulitzer-Prize winning opera by Cerise Lim Jacobs and Zhou Long as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. The performances are set for Friday and Saturday.

Hundreds of miles to the north, the opera will get a revival in Washignton with a European cast that includes Alexey Dolgov as Lensky. Robert Trevino conducts Robert Carsen’s iconic production.

Don Giovanni – Opera Philadelphia

Karina Canellakis conducts the famed Mozart Opera with a young cast that includes Dennis Chmelensky and Jorge Espino alternating the title role. Opera Philadelphia will offer performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

La Cambiale di Matrimonio – Opera Southwest

Rossini’s rare opera gets three performances over the weekend under the musical direction of Anthony Barrese. Susan Stone Li directs. Simply put, there are going to be few opportunities to see this opera at all, so we recommend you don’t miss the chance.