Productions of Giuseppe Verdi’s early opera Ernani have become relatively infrequent primarily because of the difficulties of casting the work requiring four demanding roles.
Exchanging the stage of The Royal Opera House — where he is currently performing the role of His Highness in Tchaikovsky’s fairy-tale opera, The Tsarina’s Slippers —
Encountering Frankfurt Opera’s staging of Leoni’s L’Oracolo and Puccini’s Le Villi, I was reminded of that old saw about the German weather.
It is hard to know where to start to adequately laud Netherlands Opera’s witty new La Fanciulla del West.
The one thing certain about the judgment of history is that history will change its mind.
John Fitz Rogers is presently an associate professor of composition at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
Il Corsaro, the Verdi rarity currently on display at Z¸rich Opera, is the best of both possible worlds.
Falstaff: Commedia lirica in three acts.