An Italian conductor who has made his mark all throughout Europe and a French mezzo-soprano who has been specializing in youthful characters make their Metropolitan Opera House debuts. Enjoy my review and let me know your opinions as well.
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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.
From her beginnings as an interpreter of delicious soubrette roles to her most recent engagements in leading lady roles, Lisette Oropesa rose to the challenge to take on an iconic French heroine who undergoes quite the metamorphosis. Enjoy my review and let me know your opinions as well.
From her beginnings in the full lyric and spinto soprano repertoires to nowadays coming into her own in the dramatic repertoire, how well did Christine Goerke stack up to one of her signature roles, especially joined by a cast that looks good on paper? Enjoy and find out in my review.
After five months of being on hiatus in my online reviewing, I am officially back. What better way to herald my return to vlog-style opera reviewing than with my review of the Met’s radio stream of Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele starring the virile Christian van Horn, the charming Michael Fabiano, the mighty Angela Meade, and the fine Jennifer Check. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
What better way to send off the 2017-2018 Metropolitan Opera House season than with the radio broadcast of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette starring the dashingly mellifluous Charles Castronovo and the gorgeously alluring Ailyn Pérez. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
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.
Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczala, and Placido Domingo make their role debuts in one of Verdi’s rarely performed operas as the tragic characters of Luisa Miller, Rodolfo Walter, and Old Man Miller. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
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.
Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and Nicolas Testè! With a scintillating cast of singers like this, this was a very worthwhile evening. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. P.S. I thought Patricia Racette was a decent host as she had enough charisma and charm to liven things up. Also, I do apologize for some of the background noise in this review as my flatmate had guests even though he was aware I was making this Vlog style review. Plus, this was made two years ago. So, I hope you enjoy this video.