Adam Moscoe

Adam Moscoe AKA florezrocks is based in Ottawa, where he is an active member of the performing arts community. His life-long passion for musical theatre extended to opera and classical music in his later teen years. He performs a wide range of vocal music with the Ewashko Singers, frequently appearing with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

I wake up screaming I wake up screaming

Töt erst sein Weib!” shrieks Anja Kampe as Leonore during the very first moments of Andreas Homoki’s ingenious production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, at Opernhaus Zürich.

on May 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Cid; vicious Cid; vicious

In his first appearance on the stage of Paris’ Palais Garnier, Roberto Alagna, as the newly knighted Rodrigue, was confronted with a profound dilemma.

on April 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM
Berlin im Licht Berlin im Licht

Coming from placid, luxurious Geneva, where I am currently living, Berlin felt even more jarring than usual.

on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Plain and simple Plain and simple

“Michael Volle is not into bling,” begins an article in ACT-O, the glossy magazine of the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

on March 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Night and dreams Night and dreams

At the Opernhaus Zürich, the coat check is not optional.

on February 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Females on the beach Females on the beach

Karita Mattila is a gift to this planet.

on February 05, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Étoile Étoile

Olga Peretyatko has officially left the chorus.

on December 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Capitol gains Capitol gains

Clemency tends to get a bad rap these days, as polities demand swift action by leaders whose mandates to govern are violently threatened by “terrorists.”

on December 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM
The coast of Bohemia The coast of Bohemia

What would you do if I asked you to take a old, faded version of Puccini’s score for La Bohème and fill in the unreadable parts with a mélange of disco, kabarett, and Alban Berg?

on December 01, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Oh ciel! Che intendo! Oh ciel! Che intendo!

Heaven temporarily relocated to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Sunday evening for a concert performance of Rossini’s revered but rarely heard Semiramide.

on November 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM
All mysteries All mysteries

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith… I am nothing.”

on November 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Golden apple Golden apple

Paris can be a lot to handle, but this week it was a lot to Handel.

on November 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM
No place like Rome No place like Rome

“There it is! The Castel Sant’ Angelo!”

on November 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Fox and friends Fox and friends

Cecilia Bartoli, the revered, ebullient, and unique mezzo-soprano, does not like to fly in airplanes. Yet she managed to journey to St. Petersburg, Russia.

on November 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Ottoman and woman Ottoman and woman

“With radiant looks, we shall depart this world,” sing Konstanze and Belmonte near the end of Mozart’s exotic yet charming opera Singspiel Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

on November 01, 2014 at 7:22 AM
Bach to Bach Bach to Bach

Three nights, three concert halls, and three incredibly diverse programmes.

on October 16, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Nightingale Nightingale

Readers of this site are typically up to speed on emerging vocal talents, so clearly there is no need for me to write a review of Chilean-German soprano Carolina Ullrich’s riveting recital at the Paris Opera?

on October 04, 2014 at 8:00 AM
The lady’s a star The lady’s a star

I just arrived back from Stella di Napoli’s.

on September 27, 2014 at 11:52 PM
Three nights in Paris Three nights in Paris

“Oh to be young and going to Paris for the first time,” exclaimed an elderly gentleman who donned his best sweatervest for a concert at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival this past August.

on September 20, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Chantons sous la pluie Chantons sous la pluie

Walking away from Theatre Châtelet this afternoon, I felt as though my relationship with France and its notoriously perplexing people and culture had at long last reached some degree of depth.

on September 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM
On wings of Sondra On wings of Sondra

Sondra Radvanovsky lent her luminous voice to Chamberfest for what was an unexpectedly unique recital.

on August 03, 2014 at 1:40 AM
Big D-elight Big D-elight

Who is the most happy fella, he who perfectly fits societal definitions of fitness and attractiveness, or he who attains self-acceptance in spite of whatever personal idiosyncrasies he may confront?

on April 12, 2014 at 11:16 PM
You were revived, you know You were revived, you know

The merits of Candide—Leonard Bernstein‘s musically glimmering yet dramatically awkward comic operetta based on Voltaire’s novella – are on ravishing display at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

on January 01, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Critical care Critical care

The experience of watching Wagner’s final opera Parsifal is frequently elevated to a spiritual occurrence, and productions have historically emphasized the religious dimension of the opera’s core themes of redemption and the dangers of temptation.

on December 30, 2013 at 8:08 AM