Three singers who have made the roles of Cio-Cio-San, Suzuki, and Sharpless their own and one tenor whose career has been centered around Bel Canto and florid singing who has made his role debut as Pinkerton. How did they fare? Find out in my review.
Met Live in HD
Let’s see how this production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut starring Kristine Opolais will fare. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Yes, I did sound a bit worn out in this video review, but let’s just say my voice kind of gave way to a film shoot I was involved in. But it was getting better, I just needed to rest my voice.
Let’s see how Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca, and Mariusz Kwiecien fare on my book in this cult classic of a Donizetti opera. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Ah, the unsurpassable Franco Zeffirelli Turandot production, starring Nina Stemme, Marco Berti, Anita Hartig and Alexander Tsymbalyuk with Maestro Paolo Carignani on the helm. Let’s see how well this fares. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Some of my opinions especially regarding Marco Berti’s vocal performance have not held up, but in spite of it all, I still enjoyed making this video. Moreover, this is actually my most viewed opera review video I have made.
My time here in Oslo has come to an end and what better way for my trip to go out with a bang than with this charming production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore live from the Met headed by Maestro Domingo Hindoyan and starring Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani as the iconic lovers, Adina and Nemorino. This also marks the successful debut of one baryton noble, Monsieur Davide Luciano as Belcore. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Thomas Adés’s The Exterminating Angel, which was based on Luis Buñuel’s surrealist film of the same name, takes on the United States of America through New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, after its debut performances in Salzburg and London, headed by a cavalcade of veritable vocal superstars! Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Julie Taymor’s aesthetically vivid production comes to life and one lovely lyric soprano in the form of Miss Golda Schultz rises up to the challenge to take on Pamina at the Met joined by a cavalcade of musical titans. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
My Throwback Thursday opera review with a very phenomenal production and very fine singing from Borodin’s most famous opera, Prince Igor, from the Met Live in HD.