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Oleg Caetani; Catherine Malfitano; English National Opera; Martin Fitzpatrick; Frank Philipp Schlössmann; Gideon Davey; Keri Alkema
Keri-Lynn Wilson; Paul Curran; Canadian Opera Company; Kevin Knight; Adrianne Pieczonka; Keri Alkema; Ramón Vargas
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This revival of Catherine Malfitano’s excellent 2010 production features some splendid singing from Gwyn Hughes Jones as Cavaradossi – but is let down by some poor diction and varying drama.
In Ron Daniels' production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Santa Fe Opera, the specter of death and the possibility of judgment is always center stage.
In recent seasons, the New York City Opera has largely limited itself to chamber operas. Its newest production marks a renewed ambition: Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto, a proto grand opera that ends with nothing less than the parting of the Red Sea.
Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece Norma was once a staple of the operatic stage, performed by great sopranos such as Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland on a regular basis. Nowadays, despite containing one of the most famous arias of all time, it is performed less frequently.