“Baritone Jarrett Ott (bottom) in Philadelphia, with current boyfriend Adam Franklin (top) who is the Artistic Administrator at The Santa Fe Opera, for performances of Verdi’s La Traviata.” [Operafresh]
If only—if only half the creativity and spectacle that Encompass New Opera Theatre has lavished on its lively production of The Astronaut’s Tale (at the BAM Fisher through Sunday) had been expended on the pretentious libretto by the late Jack Larsonand the quirky, unappealing score by Charles Fussell… Read more »
Born on this day in 58 BC Livia, Empress consort of the Roman Empire and, eventually, goddess.
New York City Opera Renaissance’s Tosca “was opera at its most retrograde, an effort to recreate a golden age from a handful of tinsel.”
For a change of pace, “Trove Thursday” presents three recent vocal (but non-operatic) selections.
A woman reads from the Bible. There is a dance scene in a tavern. The discovery of blood gives away the protagonist.