Missy Mazzoli’s New Opera: Luminous Beauty and Moving Human Insight

United StatesUnited States Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia/Steven Osgood (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. 24.9.2016. (BJ)

Kiera Duffy and the cast of 'Breaking the Waves' (Photo: Nicholas Korkos)
Kiera Duffy and the cast of ‘Breaking the Waves’ (Photo: Nicholas Korkos)

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A New Vision of Stravinsky’s Firebird

United StatesUnited States Firebird: Reimagined: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Handspring Puppet Company, Nolan Williams, Jr. (festival artistic director), Andrew Lawson and Zeek (baritones), Janni Younge (director), Jay Pather (choreographer), Philadelphia Orchestra, Cristian Măcelaru (conductor), Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, 20.6.2016 (BJ)

The cast of 'Firebird: Reimagined'. Photo credit: Luke Younge.
The cast of ‘Firebird: Reimagined’. Photo credit: Luke Younge.

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