World Premiere Review: A Lavish Dallas Opera Production for Mark Adamo’s “Becoming Santa Claus” – December 4, 2015

The Dallas Opera commissioned composer Mark Adamo to develop the music and lyrics to a new opera. The subject chosen by Adamo was the backstory of Santa Claus’ childhood and how he transitions from the privileged Prince Claus of Nifland – deprived of the paternal attention he craves – to the selfless champion of loving attention to … Read more

Review: Lucas Meachem, René Barbera, Daniela Mack in a Beguiling “Barber of Seville” – San Francisco Opera, November 29, 2015

The San Francisco Opera revived its 2013 Emilio Sagi production of Rossini’s joyous comic opera, “The Barber of Seville”. [Below: Festivities take place at the hastily called Almaviva wedding; edited image, based on a Cory Weaver photograph, courtesy of the San Francisco Opera.] Lucas Meachem’s Figaro North Carolina lyric baritone Lucas Meachem has become strongly associated with the … Read more