Saturday , July 31 2021

Opera

Exclusive Interview: Maestro David Stern on Opera Fuoco’s ‘Figaro in the City’ and Palm Beach Opera’s Live-Audience Return

opera fuoco figaro in the city david stern

The conductor spoke with us about reimagining opera for a young video-obsessed generation, and about the challenges and rewards of staging live opera with an audience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Opera Review (NYC): A ‘La Susanna’ for the #MeToo Era at BAM

La Susana Heartbeat Opera Opera Lafayette Russ Rowland BAM

Heartbeat Opera and Opera Lafayette have devised a superb staged production of the baroque oratorio 'La Susana,' retelling a biblical story of sexual harassment with love, humor, seductive grace, and wonderful music.

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Theater/Opera Review (NYC): Ivo van Hove’s Staging of ‘Diary of One Who Disappeared’ by Leoš Janáček

Diary of One Who Disappeared Janacek Ivo van Hove

As operatic theater this staging of Janacek's song cycle by Ivo van Hove falls short. As an opportunity to hear great music performed with dedication and finesse by fine singers, I'll take it.

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Concert Review: Soprano Hanna Golodinskii and Pianist Oxana Mikhailoff – ‘Slavic Discoveries’ (NYC, 9/10/16)

Two amazingly talented artists performed music of Vladimir Drozdoff as well as of better-known Slavic composers in the Romantic tradition, including Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.

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Music Review: Anthony Braxton – ‘Trillium J: The Non-Unconfessionables (Composition No. 380)’ Box Set

With the release of 'Trillium J,' Anthony Braxton redefines - or at least redeciphers - what opera should sound like in the 21st century. Here's a hint: Compelling.

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