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01.30.2018

"Minnesota Opera has put together an excellent ensemble . . . It’s clearly a difficult score to sing, which makes this production’s performances all the more impressive. Catherine Martin has a clear, powerful mezzo-soprano voice and offered a disarmingly natural charac...

01.27.2018

"Malcolm MacKenzie's first lines as Rigoletto quickly established his rich, freely produced baritone as one to savor in the part. His assured negotiation of the character's punishing high tessitura continued to thrill throughout the lengthy role."
-Roy C. Dicks, CVNC O...

01.27.2018

"The latter, by the way, was the conductor for both Rimsky-Korsakov operas. She comes to the Bay Area from the Chicago Opera Theatre, where she is Music Director. In Ms. Yankovskaya’s hands, the small Island City Opera Orchestra of some two dozen members gave a richly...

01.27.2018

"The romantic duo of Count Almaviva and Rosina, played by Javier Abreu and Heather Johnson, were equal parts charming and shockingly funny. Abreu’s smooth and ardent tenor easily conveyed the lovesick noble, and his opening aria “Ecco ridente in cielo” was endearing."...

01.26.2018

"three redeeming features make this production worthwhile. . . Second is the cast. . .  Portraying a voluptuous Carmen, contralto Alissa Anderson sang the “Habanera” with power and passion as she searched for Don José, soon after presenting a more reflective “Seguidill...

01.26.2018

"The highlight of the piece came during the thirteenth movement, "when it's time for me to go," with mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider's stirring ostinato solo painting urgent brushstrokes above the ensemble's densely blended meditation." 

Schmopera - Carly Gordon

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01.25.2018

 "Mezzo Adriana Zabala, as Carrie, shows remarkable vocal and dramatic versatility. Sh'e exuberant during her fleeting scenes of happiness with Phares and heartbreaking in the Act II duet in which they both read Carrie's letter announcing that she's leaving him. . . Ma...

01.25.2018

John Riesen: 

Past Chautauqua Opera Company credits: Studio Artist in 2013 & 2014, Apprentice Artist in 2015; Lensky in Eugene Onegin,Malcolm(cover) in Macbeth, 2nd Dandy/Stagedoorman in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Chorus in Madam Butterfly, Rector Adams(cover) in Peter Gri...

01.24.2018

'Moby-Dick’ opera transforms a massive novel into a human-scaled epic

Review • Utah Opera gives the world its first look at a stunning reimagining

"A full house of opera fans (including Heggie and Scheer) got their first look at this stunning new production at the Capito...

01.21.2018

“The very physical role of Don José was handily performed by Brent Reilly Turner, whose penetrating tenor dominated the entire opera.” -arts BHAM

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