Two singers whose voices I have heard for the first time embodying the mythical ice princess and the intrepid warrior prince. Two singers who have made their role debuts as an old King of Tartar and a sweet slave girl. How well did they all hold up in the end? Find out more in this review.
Byung Gil Kim
Florian Sempey rises to the challenge to take on the role of Hamlet the Prince of Denmark, whose quest to avenge his father’s murder unravels in this concert version of Ambroise Thomas’s opera of the same name. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Fresh from his role debut as the Venetian Moor in Toronto, Canada, Russell Thomas brought this iconic tragic hero to Berlin where he was joined by a cavalcade of superstars, including the pristine Guanqun Yu and the dynamic George Gagnidze. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let us see how this mezzo-soprano who boasts such a wide-ranging repertoire fared as this iconic gypsy anti-heroine. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
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.
A brilliant full lyric tenor with a growing repertoire rises to the challenge to take on the delightfully despicable Duke of Mantua. 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.
This production of Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims may be an acquired taste, but it was definitely a vocal extravaganza from all of the singing superstars, whose efforts cannot and should not be ignored in the slightest. 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.