How spellbinding were Michael Fabiano’s Rodolfo and Nicole Car’s Mimi? How uproariously fun and grand were Mariusz Kwiecien’s Marcello and Simona Mihai’s Musetta? How did everything come together? Find out in this review of La Boheme live from the Royal Opera House. #ROHBoheme
When you put a powerhouse dramatic soprano who is known to the world for her portrayals of such mighty madames like Abigaille and Lady Macbeth, a dramatic tenor whose voice is like ocean waves ready for the surf, a dramatic baritone whose penchant for scoundrels is the stuff of popularity, throw in such crowd-pleasing supporting players, and a conductor to as a binding agent, you know this is going to be an exceptional tour de force of a performance. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let’s all join Mellow Maromi and Lil’ Slugger, along with Detective Maniwa, Detective Ikari, and Tsukiko, as we depart reality and enter the dark, surreal, yet vivid realm of insanity in Satoshi Kon’s only television anime show, Paranoia Agent. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let Joby Talbot’s vivid musical score, Christopher Wheeldon’s versatile choreography, and Christopher Saunders’ eye-popping, intricate, and gorgeous production whisk you all into a world full of color, magic, and thrills in this ballet adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s magnum opus. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. #ROHAlice
Herr Jonas Kaufmann strikes again as the Infante prince, Don Carlos. This time he’s joined by two gorgeous leading ladies who rose to the challenge to sing the grand roles of Eboli and Elisabeth, portrayed respectively by the smoky-toned and sensual Elina Garanca and the youthful and versatile Sonya Yoncheva. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
This was a Samhain well-spent in courtesy of Mesdames Sondra Radvanovsky’s and Joyce DiDonato’s insurmountable and prodigious skills as singing actresses in the pivotal roles of the famous druid priestess, Norma, and her young friend, Adalgisa. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
‘Twas a dark, claustrophobic, and creepy production of Lucia di Lammermoor. And a fine lyric soprano with a good coloratura technique rose to the challenge to take on such an iconic heroine, as she has also sung this in some opera houses. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Tonight’s premiere of Werther: A Wound in the Soul was quite a success. I would love to thank my director, Frank-Tilmann Otto, for his patience and my co-star, Jerome Winistädt, for his dedication. There are three more showings at Theater O-Ton Art next Wednesday, next Sunday, and November 2. So, I hope you all come and see you next time! El estreno de esta noche de Werther: Una Herida en el Alma era un exito. Quiero a agradecer mi director, Frank-Tillmann Otto, por su paciencia y mi coestrella, Jerome Winistädt, por su dedicación. Hay tres más acutaciones en el Theater O-Ton Art en el miercoles próximo, el domingo próximo, y el segundo de noviembre. Entonces, espero que veneis y hasta la próxima. Die Premiere von Werther: Ein Riss in der Seele war ein Erfolg. Ich würde gern mein Regisseur, Frank-Tillmann Otto, für seine Geduld und mein Co-Star, Jerome Winistädt, für seine Leidenschaftlichkeit bedanken. Es gibt noch drei Showings am nächsten Mittwoch, am nächsten Sonntag, und am 2. November an dem Theater O-Ton Art. Also, ich hoffe ihr alle kommt und bis zum nächsten Mal.
Julie Taymor’s aesthetically vivid production comes to life and one lovely lyric soprano in the form of Miss Golda Schultz rises up to the challenge to take on Pamina at the Met joined by a cavalcade of musical titans. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
It’s Don Giovanni meets Steampunk and the Seven Deadly Sins in a small theater. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.