Opera Review

My Thoughts on Verdi’s Nabucco at the Praha Statni Opera

Three years ago in Prague, I was extremely excited to review the very opera, which put Giuseppe Verdi on the map as one of the greatest Italian composers of all time! With a diverse and formidable cast of singers who poured their beings into their selected roles, this was absolute bliss. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

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My Thoughts on Janacek’s Vec Makropulos at the Wiener Staatsoper

Two to three years ago in my first Austrian Christmas and New Year’s break, this was a spectacular first evening at the Vienna State Opera House, with this supernatural and dramatic Janacek opera headed by one of my most favorite lyric-dramatic coloratura sopranos of all time, Laura Aikin, as the coveted role of Emilia Marty. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

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Ah, the unsurpassable Franco Zeffirelli Turandot production, starring Nina Stemme, Marco Berti, Anita Hartig and Alexander Tsymbalyuk with Maestro Paolo Carignani on the helm. Let’s see how well this fares. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Some of my opinions especially regarding Marco Berti’s vocal performance have not held up, but in spite of it all, I still enjoyed making this video. Moreover, this is actually my most viewed opera review video I have made.

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