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“Genuinely lovely  singing of slight but attractive tunes” – Kerri Marcinko’s Gloria

Studying the synopsis of the brief three-act opera Gloria, a friend asked me, “Are we Team Guelf or Team Ghibelline?”  Read more »

Future imperfect

volpeTeatro Grattacielo, the sturdy little company that has presented Italian verismo rarities in concert for twenty-two years, always gives us something to ponder plus a couple of young singers we’re thrilled to encounter. The works themselves have varied, from once-popular antiques of faded, fragrant charm like Zazá, Iris and L’Oracolo to obscurities that seem impressively ready for a proper staging, like La Nave, Siberia and (you were waiting for it, weren’t you?) I Cavalieri d’EkebùRead more »

Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor

Teatro Grattacielo is New York’s homegrown organization to rescue Verismo operas from oblivion, one per annum, allowing for the occasional double bill. This year, instead of another resurrection, we had an apparent epiphany: A celebration of the company’s 20 years on the march with excerpts from some of their most successful escapades and a tasting menu of possible upcoming projects.   Read more »

E “La Nave” va

La Cieca has just heard that Teatro Grattacielo’s performance of Montemezzi’s La Nave, which and was postponed from Monday night because of the storm, has been rescheduled and confirmed for tonight, Wednesday October 31 at 8:00 PM at the Rose Theater.