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The Queen of Spades at Lyric Opera of Chicago
If obsession is vital to comprehending the dramatic and musical textile of Tchaikovsky’s opera The Queen of Spades, the existing manufacturing at Lyric Opera of Chicago succeeds excellently in portraying such facets of the individual psyche.
WNO revival of Carmen in Cardiff
Unveiled by Welsh nationwide Opera last autumn, this Carmen happens to be in its very first revival. Initial manager Jo Davies has abandoned picture postcard Spain and sun-drenched vistas for pictures of grey, metropolitan squalor someplace in modern-day Latin America.
Lise Davidsen ‘rescues’ Tobias Kratzer’s Fidelio during the Royal Opera home
Making Fidelio – Beethoven’s paean to freedom, constancy and fidelity – an emblem of this republican character for the French Revolution is unproblematic, regardless of the opera’s censor-driven setting that is‘Spanish.
A sunny, insouciant CosГ¬ from English Touring Opera
Beach balls and parasols. Strolls over the strand. Cocktails in the terrace. Laura Attridge’s brand brand new manufacturing of CosГ¬ fan tutte which launched English Touring Opera’s 2020 springtime tour in the Hackney Empire, is really a sunny, insouciant and sometimes downright affair that is silly.
A role that is wonderful for Natalya Romaniw in ENO’s revival of Minghella’s Madama Butterfly
The visual beauty of Anthony Minghella’s 2005 creation of Madama Butterfly, now going back to the Coliseum phase for the 7th revival, still takes breath that is one’s.