Two Hispanic operatic aces of the twenty-first century, one who is a young lyric coloratura soprano from Madrid, Spain and is on the cusp of international acclaim and the other who is a light lyric tenor from Hermosillo, Mexico and has been a well-established Bel Canto star for decades, tackle the iconic Scottish star-crossed lovers.
A charming young lyric coloratura soprano rises to the challenge to bring one of the most famous Donizetti Bel Canto heroines of all time to the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
There are no mountains, mills, woods, and bucolicism in this production of Bellini’s Sonnambula, just a closed, claustrophobic, rundown motel full of rather interesting people. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
It’s Tales of Hoffmann meets Edgar Allan Poe starring a strapping Swedish spinto tenor, a charismatic American lyric mezzo-soprano, a versatile, wide-ranging Romanian lyric soprano who can sing almost anything from coloratura soprano to lyric soprano to spinto soprano, a virile Italian bass-baritone, and a charming German light tenor. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let’s step into the bullfighters’ arena for this new production of Bizet’s Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin starring Mademoiselle Clémentine Margaine as Carmen and Monsieur Charles Castronovo as Don José. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
This was yet another historical piece of work from Meyerbeer to add to my accomplishments of operas I have been longing to review for the longest time. The question remains, how well does this illustrious cast headed by Gregory Kunde, Clementine Margaine, Elena Tsallagova, Derek Welton, Noel Bouley, Andrew Dickinson, and Seth Carico stack up? Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Pretty Yende shows a lot of elegance and magnificent musical prowess as the tragic heroine, Lucia, and René Barbera makes his successful Deutsche Oper Berlin debut as her dashing yet doomed lover, Edgardo. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.