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

"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...

11.10.2019

In the 2019-2020 season, between Los Angeles Opera, The Dallas Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, there are 53 conductor engagements. Of those 53 conductor appearances, five will be women.
 

"Historically speaking, it's a man on the podium leading an orchestra," said Lis...

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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