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“For once we had a guest conductor leading members of the Madison Symphony, Joseph Mechavich. He led a crisp orchestra that balanced intensity with transparency, and the singers were nearly flawless in their phrasing and the accuracy of their “patter” sequences.”
“The aforementioned Markgraf found a great match in the … read more
“Marie Lenormand, a real star, was adorable as the eponymous Peruvian street singer who agrees to be the mistress of the Viceroy of Peru in order to get a square meal” - Wall Street Journal
“La Perichole, ‘a nice bitch,’ ensnares the Viceroy. Imports from Europe mezzo Marie Lenormand and … read more
“Baritone Levi Hernandez returns after his sterling work as Sharpless in Nashville Opera’s Madame Butterfly earlier this season to delight us as Papageno. He is this opera’s male version of Ethel Merman, handling low comedy with ease while providing plenty of pipes (literally and figuratively) to his songs. It should … read more
“Corey Crider, as the king for a day, is a warm, believable poseur who searches beneath the outer crustiness of power and comes up with a fun-loving, attractive character. Crider, a baritone who seems able to do almost anything with his voice, beautifully embodies the Cavaliere and is … read more
In review: Thurman, Sadler and Olds make Tulsa Opera audience “quite happy” in ‘The Most Happy Fella’
“Thanks to . . . a fine cast that seemed to tap directly into the spirit of the show, Tulsa Opera’s ‘The Most Happy Fella’ made its opening night audience quite happy. . . Thurman sang well – her rendition of ‘Somebody, Somewhere’ was especially good.”
“And there are moments that … read more
“David Portillo made a star turn out of the ungrateful role of Sachs’ apprentice David. The Ryan Center alum displayed extraordinary artistry, singing with sweet tone and striking nuance and delicacy. The potentially deadly long passage in which David explains to Walther the guild’s song rules, instead proved a … read more
Of Soprano Ava Pine as Juliette in Opera Colorado, the critics say…
“The loudest cheering was for Ava Pine, the soprano star who made her Opera Colorado debut last year in The Marriage of Figaro. She is the ideal Juliet, who is only 14 in Shakespeare’s play—young, adorable and … read more
In Review: Corinne Winters makes “outstanding” London debut with “startling assurance” and “unflagging intensity”
This month in London, Soprano Corinne Winters has been taking on the role of Violetta in new production of La Traviata with English National Opera. Check out the wonderful press Corinne and the production has gotten.
“…the role of Violetta is an operatic tour-de-force and is even more so here, … read more
In Review: “Chameleonic bass” Matt Boehler gives a “stellar, astonishing” performance in NYCO’s ‘Powder Her Face’
New York City Opera’s 2013 season opened this weekend, with their production of Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face garnering overwhelming praise from the press. Matt Boehler’s performances in the role of the Hotel Manager, along with four other roles throughout the evening, have attracted some attention:
“Bass Matt Boehler plumbed … read more
This weekend Adriana Zabala debuted Sister James in the world premiere of Douglas Cuomo’s Doubt at Minnesota Opera. Critics agree that this “New opera’s success is beyond ‘Doubt’” (Associated Press).
“Mezzo Adriana Zabala makes a sweet-voiced, earnest Sister James.” Associated Press
“Also outstanding is Adriana Zabala, who brings youthful effervescence