Archive | 2005-2018: William’s Reviews

Reviews of operas attended since June, 2005

Review: Benjamin Bernheim Leads Superb “Faust” Cast – Lyric Opera of Chicago, March 12, 2018

French tenor Benjamin Bernheim American operatic debut – performing the role of Faust – took place at Lyric Opera on March 3, 2018. Nine days later, in a performance I attended, Bernheim led the admirable cast assembled for Gounod’s best-known opera. Benjamin Bernheim’s Faust In Kevin Newbury’s absorbing new production that was filled with eccentricities, […]

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Review: Seattle Opera’s Brilliant “Beatrice and Benedict” – February 25, 2018

I attended the first two performances of the Seattle Opera’s new production of Berlioz’ “Beatrice and Benedict”. Each performance had a different pair of artists in the title roles. My review of the February 24, 2018 performance [Review: “Beatrice and Benedict”, Seattle Opera Reinvents Berlioz’ Opera – February 24, 2018]  discussed the Beatrice and Benedict […]

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Review: “Beatrice and Benedict”, Seattle Opera Reinvents Berlioz’ Opera – February 24, 2018

The Seattle Opera chose to participate in a multi-institutional initiative, “Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare”, in which 25 cultural organizations came together to present Shakespeare’s plays or other artistic endeavors based upon his plays. For its part in the Shakespeare festivities, the Seattle Opera selected “Beatrice and Benedict”, which Berlioz loosely adapted from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About […]

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