How do you like your Carmen? The role – and Bizet’s opera – contain multitudes.
Without its companion pieced, Trouble in Tahiti, this difficult late work feels like half of an opera.
But why isn’t there more light and clarity in this moody but muddy work about illuminated manuscripts?
David Hertzberg’s opera is dramatically pretentious, musically gorgeous, and very much An Event.
A sometimes-awkward evening that delivers in Lembit Beecher’s one-act premiere opera.
One of today’s top divas provided glamour and high-wattage vocalism.
This imaginative, animated staging dazzles in some ways and comes up short in others.
This witty collage of theatrical ideas, superbly staged and performed, sets a high standard.
Opera Philadelphia’s innovative festival brings works old and new to venues across the city.
A fine cast, expert conducting, and beautiful designs are hallmarks of Opera Philadelphia’s production.