AVA’s Rusalka—a rare venture into the Slavic repertoire—left a divided impression.
Together, Bernstein’s Kaddish and Rossini’s Stabat Mater made for one of Philadelphia Orchestra’s finest concerts in recent memory.
A charming and unusual song program showcased AVA’s rising group of singers.
Two highly satisfying evenings, more evenly drawn than I had expected.
Singing doesn’t get better than this.
Ensemble coordination is this production’s greatest achievement, along with some fine individual contributions.
REVIEW: Tales of the Unexpected: Suor Angelica and Le Villi at Academy of Vocal Arts (for Parterre Box)
A mixed bag of a production, but some singing of significant promise.
Trafalgar’s enjoyable filmed stage production preserves a star turn that should be seen.
Chas Rader-Shieber’s conflation was simultaneously over-conceptualized and insufficiently thought through.
Two final events at O18 sum up the wonders of this extraordinary festival.