In bel canto opera, virtuosic singing IS the drama. Accept that, and O22’s OTELLO pays off thrillingly.
In THE RAVEN, Festival O’s characteristic imagination and audacity remain front and center.
The collective audience sigh of joy that greeted the opening chords signaled success from the start.
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.
Opera Philadelphia returns to the stage with an honorable, if not entirely convincing, mixed program.
Two singers at the top of their game in music as punishing as it is pretty.
Opera is back, baby, and it’s good to be home!
You will not soon forget David T. Little’s harrowing, riveting monodrama, nor Johnathan McCullough’s performance.
As Julia Child, Jamie Barton is clearly having the time of her life.
I’ve heard starrier performances, but none that made a more powerful case for this masterwork.