Review: Spectacular Los Angeles Opera Debuts in “Rigoletto” for Michael Fabiano, Adela Zaharia – May 27, 2018

In the fourth of six scheduled performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, the Los Angeles Opera introduced new cast members for the opera’s three principal roles that included two impressive company debuts. Michael Fabiano’s Duke of Mantua In his Los Angeles Opera debut, New Jersey tenor Michael Fabiano displayed the vibrant voice and confident stage presence … Read more

Rising Stars: An Interview with Anthony Roth Costanzo

The following interview took place through the arrangements of the Houston Grand Opera, whose facilitation of this interview is appreciated. This is posted in coordination with the Spoleto Festival USA, where Costanzo will perform in concert.    [Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo; Matthu Placek publicity photograph from IMGArtists.] Wm: We are conversing just after your performance … Read more

In Quest of Wagner’s “Ring of the Nibelung (Zambello Production)” – June 2018

The following is a list of the operas by Richard Wagner that comprise “Ring of the Nibelung”, whose production by director Francesca Zambello I will be reviewing for in June, 2018.   Das Rheingold (Wagner), San Francisco Opera, June 12, 18 and 26, 2018 Francesca Zambello has created evocative American-themed images for each of … Read more

In Quest of Rossini and Donizetti – June-September, 2018

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form] The following is a list of operas by Gioacchino Rossini and Gaetano Donizetti that I will be reviewing for between May and September, 2018.   Pia de’ Tolomei (Donizetti), Spoleto Festival, USA (Charleston South Carolina), May 27, 31, 3(m), … Read more