02.21.2020

"Stage director Kristine McIntyre brought Poulenc’s one woman drama into the modern era with her own updated translation of the libretto. Performing the opera in English removed the need for surtitles, which let the audience focus on the drama. In addition to the telep...

01.25.2020

"stage director Kristine McIntyre has kept the story-telling as fluid as possible. Although written in two acts, she quite rightly, I think, has chosen to align the work into one seamless and dizzying trajectory. McIntyre keeps the characters on stage most of the time...

10.15.2019

In Review: In Pittsburgh Opera's Don Giovanni, a noir spin proves arresting, thought-provoking

"When serial womanizer and sexual deviant Don Giovanni meets his operatic demise, it’s impossible not to consider the parallels to some of opera’s real-life stars. In recent y...

09.23.2019

"THERE WERE SURPRISES on July 14 with Kristine McIntyre’s emotionally shattering mounting of Alban Berg’s seminal twelve-tone masterpiece Wozzeck.  . . Baritone Michael Mayes created a magnificently rendered portrait of the bedeviled protagonist that was heart-wrenchin...

07.30.2019

"If any further proof were needed that Des Moines Metro Opera is at the forefront of operatic excellence in America, their theatrically searing, musically impeccable Wozzeck would cement this assertion. I am happy to report that although I have only ever seen good prod...

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