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Daggers are a thane’s best friend

macbeth-1How 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 »

The young and the restless

daniel-and-briana“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]

Guilt and pleasure

cosi-loftAmbivalent 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 »

Loft horizon

La Cieca has been informed LoftOpera is relocating its next production, Così fan tutte—opening on September 16, with performances until September 25to 101 Varick Avenue, a massive warehouse space in East Williamsburg.

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Nuns, but the lonely heart…

La Cieca though you might be amused, or at least bemused, by a few published reactions to LoftOpera.

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Think pink

LoftOpera offered an unusually satisfying, immensely entertaining production of Rossini’s scintillating portrait of an inveterate seducer.

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Tears of blood

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.

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On boroughed time

“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.”

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To harness song to human tragedy

LoftOpera gives performances of exceptional musical and theatrical polish in offbeat corners of Brooklyn.

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Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement.”

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