REVIEW: The Opposite of Sex: Le Nozze di Figaro at the Academy of Vocal Arts (for Parterre Box)

Brent Michael Smith and Pascale Spinney in Le Nozze di Figaro at AVA

Since 1934, Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts has been preparing emerging artists for operatic careers. They can boast a stellar track record, including in the last couple of decades, Joyce DiDonato, Michael Fabiano, Ailyn Pérez, and Bryan Hymel (who is now also AVA’s Vice President for Global and Artistic Outreach).

The current crop of artists includes similarly fine voices—if there were no breakout star performances in this week’s Le Nozze di Figaro, it was still a promisingly high vocal standard…

Read the full review at Parterre Box.

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