NEWS

11.21.2019

"Other characters are utterly remarkable here, such as John Riesen’s Pirelli, at turns bright and funny and downright sinister, with a stunning tenor "

-Encore Michigan

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11.19.2019

“As Hawk, baritone Jesse Blumberg was delightful and immediately engaging: his dark, broad sound easily provided solid basis for a believable, seductive swagger. Blumberg’s interpretation matures with his character: circumstance tempers his initial confidence and Blumb...

11.18.2019

Stephen Sondheim’s razor-sharp musical is about hard-working barber Benjamin Barker, who is unfairly banished to Australia by vile Judge Turpin. Turpin muscles in on the barber’s family, both the wife and daughter, and the barber’s anger and helplessness at the rough i...

11.18.2019

Mit dem Briten Duncan Ward konnte einer der vielversprechendsten jungen Dirigenten gewonnen werden. Der renommierte kanadische Regisseur Matthew Jocelyn, der für Brett Dean das Libretto dieser Oper geschrieben hat, übernimmt nun bei der Deutschen Erstaufführung an der...

11.18.2019

Benjamin Britten’s last opera was also his most personal. The work is extraordinary not simply for the autobiographical threads that are reflected in Thomas Mann’s ageing writer Gustav von Aschenbach; the circumstances surrounding the creation of the work are also inex...

11.18.2019

"Baritone Noel Bouley as Baron Scarpia is frightening even by his sheer physical appearance: tall, long-haired, somber, he stands as a symbol of evil and seems by his powerful voice even more insurmountable. He wants Floria Tosca for himself - by force." - Barbara Haut...

11.13.2019

"Joseph Mechavich conducts the wonderful live orchestra... This innovative interpretation of a traditional opera shines with contemporary sparkle.”

-Broadway World

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"Under the direction of Joseph Mechavich, the Minnesota Opera Orchestra brings out all of...

11.08.2019

"Eleni Calenos was magnificent in the challenging role of Cio-Cio-san. Does casting the role with a non-Asian performer in 2019 naturalize cultural appropriation? Or is Puccini among the first composers to offer a critique of cultural imperialism? The answer at this po...

11.07.2019

The Age/Sydney Morning Herald – June 21 (Cameron Woodhead)

"As Judge Turpin, Daniel Sumegi’s malevolent credentials are beyond reproach – he sang Hagen, after all, in Neil Armfield’s Ring Cycle for Opera Australia. Here his acting channels the ghost of Alan Rickman in t...

11.07.2019

"The success of this precarious balance act is primarily due to the production of the show's two central characters: Sweeney Todd and his hostess, Mrs. Lovett - who make "the worst pies in London".

The American baritone Michael Mayes, who sings Sweeney Todd, not only...

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