With this flawed but powerful new work, Opera Philadelphia is on a significant upward trajectory.
A crowd pleasing, musically expert production of Donizetti’s delightful comedy closes the season in style.
Richard Strauss’ funny, beautiful and moving last opera is superbly done in this co-production by Curtis Opera Theatre and Opera Philadelphia.
With Cold Mountain — a major new work, superbly performed — Opera Philadelphia makes another leap forward.
For more than a century and a half, La Traviata has been one of opera’s enduring favorites, beloved equally by neophytes and […]
As arts collaborations go, these seem like strange bedfellows indeed: the Bearded Ladies, Philadelphia’s gender-bending, satiric, outré, and greatly beloved theatre troupe […]
Often when I see a new opera, I wonder about its future. Even some very intriguing contemporary works seem not to have […]
Watching the final, marvelous performance of Opera Philadelphia’s Don Carlo, I thought about the company’s extraordinary rise to a new standard, under […]
Every time I immerse myself in Strauss and Hofmannsthal’s Ariadne auf Naxos (and I do, often – decades ago, I even wrote […]
In 1816, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia survived a disastrous premiere to become one of the most beloved works in the repertoire […]