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Met Opera: Don Carlo review [2015]

Five superb lead singers distinguish Met Opera’s revival of the 2010 co-production of Verdi’s epic drama Don Carlo. 697 more words


Bland Ballo

Upheaval seems to be baked into Verdi’s 1859 opera Un ballo in maschera: it was begun as a tale about a Swedish king, shifted briefly (in conception) to Germany, then finally premiered as featuring colonial Boston. 647 more words


Backward Ballo

The ROH isn’t having a great start to the season.  One or two good revivals can’t overcome three pretty ropey new productions, the latest of which is the… 805 more words

Performances I've Seen

Programmed to win?

Since 1989, when Dmitri Hvorostovsky – displaying apparently superhuman breath control – won BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Posa’s death scene from Verdi’s Don Carlo… 548 more words

In English

Andiam, mio bene, andiam...

You know how I managed to ignore Karita Matilla until a few weeks ago when I went to see Ariadne. My loss!

The bit starting at 3:14 is hands down one of the funniest opera-related things I’ve ever seen. 18 more words