It is not an everyday opera. It is an opera that illuminates a larger verismo history.
Month: March 2015
The Marriage of Figaro, LA Opera
On March 26, 2015, Los Angeles Opera presented Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). The Ian Judge production featured jewel-colored box sets by Tim Goodchild that threw the voices out into the hall. Only for the finale did the set open up on to a garden that filled the whole stage and at the very end featured actual fireworks.
The Tempest Songbook, Gotham Chamber Opera
Gotham Chamber Opera’s latest project, The Tempest Songbook, continues to
explore the possibilities of unconventional spaces and unconventional programs
that the company has made its hallmark. The results were musically and
theatrically thought-provoking, and left me wanting more.
San Diego Opera presents Adams’ Riveting Nixon in China
Nixon in China is a three-act opera with a libretto by Alice Goodman and music by John Adams that was first seen at the Houston Grand Opera on October 22, 1987. It was the first of a notable line of operas by the composer.
Ars Minerva presents Castrovillari’s La Cleopatra in San Francisco
It is thanks to CÈline Ricci, mezzo-soprano and director of Ars Minerva, that we have been able to again hear Daniele Castrovillari’s exquisite melodies because she is the musician who has brought his 1662 opera La Cleopatra to life.
An Ideal Cast in Chicago’s Tannh‰user
Lyric Opera of Chicago, in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, has staged a production of Richard Wagner’s Tannh‰user with an estimable cast.
Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Announced
Five Young Singers Named Winners of the 2015 Met National Council Auditions, America’s Most Prestigious Vocal Competition
World Premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s opera Cold Mountain at Santa Fe Opera this August
East Coast Premiere at Opera Philadelphia next season. Performances from Cold Mountain at the Guggenheim in New York this Monday, March 30.