Diavolo Dancers Navigate Treacherous Terrain

14/10/2018

Trajectoire (c) George Simian

Various Composers, Dancers of Diavolo | Architecture in Motion®:  The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 12.10.2018. (JRo)

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Fine ENO Cast but as Catfish Row Comes to the Coliseum Perhaps Porgy and Bess is Too ‘Traditional’

14/10/2018

Gershwin, Porgy and Bess: Soloists, Actors, Chorus, Orchestra of the English National Opera / John Wilson (conductor). London Coliseum, 11.10.2018. (MB)

ENO’s Porgy and Bess (c) Tristram Kenton

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Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena Enjoy Huge Success in Liceu’s I puritani

14/10/2018

Bellini, I puritani: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Christopher Franklin (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10 & 11.10.2018. (JMI)

Javier Camarena & Pretty Yende in I puritani © A. Bofill

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The Angel’s Share Presents Gregg Kallor’s Gothic Thrillers in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

12/10/2018

* Gregg Kallor: Soloists, Joshua Roman (cello), Gregg Kallor (conductor & pianist), The Angel’s Share, The Catacombs, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, 10.10.2018. (RP)

Joshua Jeremiah in Sketches from Frankenstein © Kevin Condon

Joshua Jeremiah in Sketches from Frankenstein © Kevin Condon

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Floored by Knockout Tristessa

12/10/2018

Jonas S. Bohlin, Tristessa: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Stockholm Opera / Fredrik Burstedt (conductor), Royal Opera House, Stockholm, 6.10. 2018. (GF)

Joel Annmo (Evelyn); Kerstin Avemo (Leila/Lilith)
© Sören Vilks

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WNO’s La Cenerentola Makes Us Laugh, Think and Feel

11/10/2018

Rossini, La CenerentolaSoloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 5.10.2018. (GPu)

Tara Erraught as Angelina, with mice © Jane Hobson

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Zambello’s La traviata Shows it Sometimes Pays to Stick Around After the Interval

11/10/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus, Dancers, and Orchestra / Renato Palumbo (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 9.10.2018. (RRR)

Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) & Joshua Guerrero (Alfredo) in WNO’s La traviata
(c) Scott Suchman

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Despite Excellent Artists, a Mixed Bag on Lyric’s Opening Night

10/10/2018

 Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 6.10.2018. (JLZ)

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s La bohème © Todd Rosenberg

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