Opera Lafayette will be playing the Palace. Having had one performance at the Kennedy Center, Opera Lafayette next moves its production of this 18th century opera to NYC and then to the palace of Versailles
Lucia di Lammermoor, which opened last night at Washington National Opera, is not your daddy’s Lucia. If you had come to pay homage to Donizetti’s original impulse and bask in its early romanticism, complete with Scottish mists and moors, you were in for a shock.
Opening night of the Washington National Opera celebrated both a new leader at the helm and a new partnership with The Kennedy Center. Like a marriage ceremony, there is now a commitment on both sides to make this relationship work and contribute to the thriving of both parties. Showing up Saturday night were Washington’s well-heeled […]
Since its inception in 1975, the Glimmerglass Festival has grown from a small summer stock opera in rented digs in a local high school auditorium to a state-of-the-art theatre on beautiful Lake Otsego in New York’s Cooperstown.
There is a special feel when you take in performances at a festival. You get the excitement of discovery, a pilgrimage, and celebration all at once. It has as much to do with the juxtaposition of offerings as the offerings themselves.