Opera Warhorses

An appreciation and analysis of the 'Standard Repertory' of opera

Opera Warhorses random header image

Entries Tagged as 'Quests and Anticipations'

In Quest of Italian Opera Masterpieces, March – July, 2017

November 28th, 2016

This summer, I will be reporting on productions in San Diego and San Francisco of Italian operas by Mozart, Verdi and Puccini:   Falstaff (Verdi), San Diego Opera, March 18, 21, 24 and 26(m), 2017. Italian baritone Roberto de Candia makes his San Diego Opera debut in the title role of Verdi’s “Falstaff”, in the famous […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Quests and Anticipations

In Quest of Donizetti and Bellini – November 2016 to August 2017

October 23rd, 2016

The popularity of the operas of Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini, both of whom tragically died young, continue to increase, and the dramatic possibilities of their operas from the early 19th century continue to be explored. I will be reporting on productions at the Washington National Opera, The Dallas Opera, the Santa Fe Opera and the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Quests and Anticipations

In Quest of Less-Often Performed Core Repertory Operas – November 2016 -May 2017

September 23rd, 2016

In recent years, live performances of some important operas of the “standard repertory” have become rarer. I am scheduled to review four such operas, each with major international casts, in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Houston.   Berlioz, The Trojans (Les Troyens), Lyric Opera of Chicago, November 13(m), 17(m), 21(m), 26(m) and December 3(m), 2016 British director Tim Albery […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Quests and Anticipations