How often do you hear Macbeth with four really good singers in its four big roles? Not every day, right? It’s a tough scone to crack. Read more »
“We want to figure out how to create a nationwide change in how people think opera can be done.” So say the stepsiblings who are already well on their way to revolutionizing opera in New York. [Observer]
On February 13th, Music for Life International will bring together a community of world-renowned musicians at Carnegie Hall to perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.” The performance of the Second Symphony, which draws on images of rebirth and resurrection, will benefit HelpMeSee, an organization committed to eradicating cataract blindness. Tickets available at Carnegie Hall.
Ambivalent is how I feel about Così fan tutte. And in light of LoftOpera’s recent production of Mozart’s perennial comedy in Brooklyn, I believe I will remain ambivalent. Read more »
La Cieca though you might be amused, or at least bemused, by a few published reactions to LoftOpera.
LoftOpera offered an unusually satisfying, immensely entertaining production of Rossini’s scintillating portrait of an inveterate seducer.
After two previous productions of Tosca in New York City this season (the Met’s revival of the controversial Luc Bondy version and NYCO Renaissance’s depressingly retrograde take), New Yorkers finally got a pleasing, if rough-edged, performance of the Puccini classic from LoftOpera.
“By the end of next year… the axis of opera in New York may just possibly have shifted from Lincoln Center to a loft in Gowanus.”
LoftOpera gives performances of exceptional musical and theatrical polish in offbeat corners of Brooklyn.
“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement.”