David Hertzberg’s opera is dramatically pretentious, musically gorgeous, and very much An Event.
A sometimes-awkward evening that delivers in Lembit Beecher’s one-act premiere opera.
One of today’s top divas provided glamour and high-wattage vocalism.
This imaginative, animated staging dazzles in some ways and comes up short in others.
This witty collage of theatrical ideas, superbly staged and performed, sets a high standard.
Opera Philadelphia’s innovative festival brings works old and new to venues across the city.
At the Met, Carsen and company reduce metaphor to melodrama.
A fine cast, expert conducting, and beautiful designs are hallmarks of Opera Philadelphia’s production.
Every entertaining minute is awash in excess in a show that practically defines “guilty pleasure.”
A beautiful production and a reminder of what brought many of us to opera in the first place.