Thomas AdËs’s Powder Her Face is back at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House. It’s a classic. Once again, Joan Rodgers sings the Duchess, supported by Alan Ewing, Iain Paton and the incomparable Rebecca Bottone, all in multiple roles.
Fifty-five years after its premiere, composer and creator reunite for a new
production at Boston University
The story of Gioachino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (The
Barber of Seville) is based on Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’
1775 play, Le barbier de SÈville.
It started with a bang and ended with a whimper. Juilliard’s
production of Francis Poulenc’s opera Dialogues des CarmÈlites
opened on Wednesday, April 21 and the performance started out strong.
Pick the word: soupÁon? snippet? tidbit? quark? to describe the infinitesimal bite of Wagner bestowed upon us by the Met this year — and we had to wait till the end of April, to boot!
Chaos and disorder rule at Los Angeles Opera of late, and not just in the fervid imagination of director Achim Freyer, the artistic force behind the controversial staging of Richard Wagner’s four-evening glorification of chaos and disorder.
Le Marchand de Venise (“The Merchant of Venice”): OpÈra in three acts.