I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Dublin

I Capuleti e i Montecchiby Vincenzo BelliniOpera IrelandDublin: Gaiety Theatre 4-6 March 2010http://www.operaireland.ieBellini’s recounting of the story of star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and JulietCapulet claims not Shakespeare as its heritage, but the Italian Renaissance storiesupon which Shakespeare himself based  ...

Roméo et Juliette, Dublin

Roméo et Julietteby Charles GounodDublin: Gaiety Theatre, Feb 27 - March 7http://www.operaireland.ieThough one of Opera’s ‘also rans’ in some ways, French composer Charles Gounod didhave the distinction of carrying the label ‘composer of Faust’ for much of hiscareer. His  ...

Turn of the Screw, Houston

Turn of the ScrewBenjamin BrittenHouston Grand OperaJanuary 29, 2010www.houstongrandopera.orgAndrew Kennedy (Quint) and Michael Kepler Meo (Miles). Photo by Felix SanchezHouston Grand Opera reaches its half-way point of its stellar six-year Benjamin Britten cycle with Turn of the Screw ,  ...

Tosca, Houston

Toscaby Giacomo PucciniHouston Grand OperaJanuary 23, 2010Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgPatricia Racette (Tosca) and Alexey Dolgov (Cavaradossi) in HGO's new production of Puccini's Tosca  Photo by Felix SanchezSuicide, torture, attempted rape—no, not the Fox Television hit show, 24, but Tosca, Puccini's treasured  ...

Il Trittico, New York

Il TritticoMetropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center;www.metopera.org Through Dec. 12, 2009Puccini’s sublime heroinesPatricia Racette in Suor AngelicaThe Metropolitan Opera first performed Il Trittico, Puccini‘s trilogy of one-act operas - Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi- in 1918, without the composer  ...

From the House of the Dead, NYC

From the House of the DeadOpera Three ActsMusic by Leoš JanáčekText (Czech) the composer, based on Dostoevsky's novelWorld Premiere: Brno, National Theater, April 12, 1930U.S. Premiere: NET Television, December 3, 1969Metropolitan Opera Premiere: November 12, 2009 Conductor: Esa-Pekka SalonenFilka  ...

Kepler, Brooklyn Academy

 KeplerPart of the 2009 Next Wave FestivalNov 18, 20 & 21, 2009 at 7:30pmAn Opera by Philip GlassLibretto by Martina WinkelBruckner Orchestra LinzConducted by Dennis Russell Davies www.bam.org  Philip Glass always does the unexpected. Or, as he said  ...

Macbeth, Dublin

Macbethby Giuseppe Verdi Opera IrelandDublin: Gaiety Theatre 14th - 22nd November, 2009http://www.operaireland.ie/Verdi’s avowed intention with Macbeth was to introduce true dramatic force to his work, previously dominated by historical and religious subjects that provided power largely by inference. Macbeth  ...

Lohengrin-Houston

LohengrinMusic and Libretto by Richard WagnerHouston Grand OperaNovember 8, 2009Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgSimon O'Neill (Lohengrin) and Adrianne Pieczonka (Elsa) in Wagner's LohengrinCredit: Courtesy of Houston Grand Opera; Photo by Felix SanchezWhat is it about do-gooders who want to remain anonymous? Whether  ...

Otello, San Francisco

OtelloOpera by Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Arrigo BoitoAfter the play by William ShakespeareSan Francisco OperaConducted by Nicola LuisottiDirected by Stephen BarlowNovember 8-December 2, 2010www.sfopera.comJohan Botha (Otello) and Zvetelina Vassileva (Desdemona) photo by Cory WeaverWhen the great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi  ...