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Minnesota Opera's Thaïs: a bright star in Massenet’s galaxy of women

Lucas Meachem (Athanaël) © Cory Weaver
In a highly effective stage presentation, the Minnesota Opera tells Jules Massenet’s story of two personalities whose spiritual journeys are like two ships passing in the night.
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Arrestingly effective: Dead Man Walking at Minnesota Opera

Dennis Petersen (Father Grenville) and Catherine Martin (Sister Helen) © Cory Weaver
Dead Man Walking is currently the most frequently performed contemporary American opera. Joel Ivany's staging, first mounted in Vancouver, opened recently at Minnesota Opera just days after the opera's Spanish première in Madrid. 
****1
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Minnesota Opera Don Pasquale “goes Hollywood”

Craig Colclough (Don Pasquale) and Andrew Wilkowske (Dr Malatesta) © Dan Norman
Don Pasquale is updated to 1950s Hollywood, delivering clever staging and slapstick humor while sacrificing none of Donizetti's musical artistry.
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A Rheingold that works on every level in Minnesota

Highly idiomatic and effective singing by Greer Grimsley, Denyce Graves and other cast members, coupled with inventive stagecraft wizardry, make the Minnesota Opera's first-ever Rheingold a memorable production.
****1
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Nabucco launches Opera Philadelphia's season with power

During Verdi’s bicentenary month and year, it’s fitting that Opera Philadelphia kicked off its 2013/14 season with the work that Verdi himself considers as having launched his own career – Nabucco. Written at a time when Italy longed to be free of foreign rule, Verdi’s name and the expression “Viva Verdi” became synonymous with Italian nationalism and unification.
****1
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