Teatro Nuovo Strikes Again, This Time with Rossini

July 24, 2019 | George Loomis, Musical America
Teatro Nuovo followed up its exciting account of Bellini’s La Straniera last week with a memorable presentation the very next evening (July 18) at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater of another bel canto masterpiece, Rossini’s … » Read


At Twood: Fleming and Gilfrey Premiere Kevin Puts's Latest

July 23, 2019 |
Clive Paget, Musical America
LENOX, MA -- July 20, 2019, and as much of America melts in an unprecedented heatwave, at Tanglewood the thermometer hits 100 degrees. Spare a thought, therefore, for Renée Fleming, Rod Gilfry, Andris Nelsons, and the valiant musicians of … » Read


Fledging Opera Co Scales the Heights with Vintage Bellini

July 19, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
One of his first big hits, Bellini’s La Straniera is among the composer’s most musically daring and dramatically imaginative works. Nevertheless, well before the end of the 19th century it had fallen firmly out of the repertoire. … » Read


Van Cliburn: A Different Approach

July 16, 2019 | Spencer Myer, Musical America
Film, television, sports, and other mainstream media have historically birthed a long list of celebrities—those of worldwide, grand status—while it remains easy to count on one hand (maybe two) the number of worldwide celebrities in … » Read


New Mark Morris: Clever to a Fault

July 15, 2019 | Chava Pearl Lansky, Musical America
Mark Morris is known as an unfailingly musical choreographer. So, it’s no surprise that Sport , his newest work for the Mark Morris Dance Group, is a droll and at times sardonic tribute to Erik Satie’s 1914 Sports et divertissements . … » Read


Aida, at the Baths of Caracalla

July 10, 2019 | Eric Simpson, Musical America
ROME--For its summer stage, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma uses the Baths of Caracalla, a massive third-century outdoor ruin whose location away from Rome’s crowded center means it sees relatively little traffic. Mounting a production … » Read


SFOpera Season Closers: A Hyperactive Carmen and Orlando as PTSD Victim

July 8, 2019 | Thomas May, Musical America
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Opera made a bold move when it last presented Carmen only three years ago, at the end of the David Gockley era. It marked the first-ever North American platform for the highly controversial Catalan director … » Read


A Suitably Ghastly, Ghostly Screw Turns at Garsington

July 5, 2019 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
STOKENCHURCH, UK—Garsington Opera is celebrating its 30th-anniversary season, the ninth since it moved operations to Wormsley, the Getty family estate in the Chiltern Hills, 40 miles northwest of London. And it looks like Mark Getty is as … » Read


In Verona: Zeffirelli's New Traviata; Netrebko's House Debut

July 3, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
Franco Zeffirelli's new production of La traviata , which opened at the Verona Arena on June 21, was always going to be a tribute of sorts. Announced in February, the project would draw on his previous productions of the opera, and, as with his … » Read


San Francisco Opera: Rusalka as a Darkly Beautiful Parable

July 1, 2019 | Thomas May, Musical America
SAN FRANCISCO—After he returned from his sojourn in the New World, Dvorák ceased writing symphonies and turned for inspiration to Czech legend and folklore: first, in a brilliant quartet of symphonic poems (still too infrequently … » Read

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