Review: Okulitch, Ketelsen Star in Santa Fe Opera’s New “Don Giovanni”, July 2, 2016

Lively performances by British Columbian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and Iowa bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as Don Giovanni and Leporello – buttressed by the solid vocal support from the artists who play Giovanni’s fellow aristocrats –  are the main attractions of Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. The new production, directed by Brazilian stage director Ron Daniels, was quirky without … Read more

Review: Impressive, Compelling – “Girl of the Golden West” at Santa Fe Opera, July 1, 2016

The Santa Fe Opera opened its 60th season with Puccini’s “The Girl of the Golden West (La Fanciulla del West)” in a new co-production with the English National Opera. The melodramatic work, that contains some of Puccini’s finest music, demands power singers with well-honed dramatic skills. The first night performance was a triumph. Patricia Racette’s Minnie New Hampshire soprano Patricia … Read more