Tag: opera review

  • Fangirling over Eugene Onegin – A Classic 19th-Century Russian Romance

    Related:From Eyre to OneginLensky’s Idealism, and Why Onegin Fought a DuelVice, Virtue, and Heroism in Eugene Onegin (podcast)

  • Rom-Com Opera: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

    Three years already since my last opera review?!  I feel bad about that and intend to start making it right, firstly with this review of L’Elisir d’Amore (“The Elixir of Love”) by Gaetano Donizetti, of Lucia di Lammermoor fame. Some backstory for newer readers: I’ve been enjoying operas at the local movie theater, streamed live […]

  • The Enchanted Island – an opera learning experience

    Watching The Enchanted Island posed three firsts for me: 1) Baroque2) English3) Getting my brother to watch opera (!!) The last one was a surprising success…the first two, not so much. I was intrigued by the concept when it came out in 2011, and it stayed in the back of my mind, till I finally […]

  • Earthly Angels: Iolanta and Billy Budd

    Last month, I saw two excellent productions which I’ve been meaning (ever since) to talk about.  One was an opera – the Met’s new/first production of Iolanta, by Tchaikovsky, starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala.  The second was Billy Budd, a 1962 adaptation of Melville’s novella, with Peter Ustinov playing Captain Vere. Iolanta is about […]

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