Review: Vargas, Podles Brilliant in Puzzle Box “Ballo” – Houston Grand Opera, November 2, 2007

The Houston Grand Opera’s first offering of their 2007-08 season was Verdi’s “Ballo in Maschera”. The cast proved a worthy one, with strong performances from Ramon Vargas (Riccardo), Ewa Podles (Ulrica), Carlo Guelfi (Renato) and Lyubov Petrova (Oscar), and an auspicious role debut from Houston Grand Opera studio alumna Tamara Wilson. Patrick Summers conducted. The … Read more