This is likely the best Giargiari Bel Canto competition year in my experience, evidenced in several important ways.
In bel canto opera, virtuosic singing IS the drama. Accept that, and O22’s OTELLO pays off thrillingly.
This superb production of a Tennessee Williams’ rarity illuminates by lightening the playwright’s life and work.
No roller coaster has generated more stomach-churning highs and lows than the musical Dear Evan Hansen.
An elegantly streamlined makes the best case for the show I’ve yet seen.
The collective audience sigh of joy that greeted the opening chords signaled success from the start.
Dramaturgically, The Hours is a mixed bag: I wouldn’t discard it, but I would want to fix it. But simply as an evening of gorgeous music, it’s cordon bleu.
A Philly That Is Ready for the Race: Opera Philadelphia Announces the 2022-23 Season (for Parterre Box)
I felt a surge of joy learning the Festival O will return in September.
Two young casts due justice to Tchaikovsky’s opera — and bring honor to the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Opera Philadelphia returns to the stage with an honorable, if not entirely convincing, mixed program.