Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Theatre

Guanqun Yu’s Liù the shining star of Turandot at The Met

Puccini’s final masterpiece, left unfinished at his death but completed by Franco Alfano, is a grand affair, calling for a large and diverse orchestra and a number of elaborate scenes in royal Chinese palaces....

Time-travelling Back to 1900: an eye-popping Tosca in Rome

For decades, “historically-informed performance practice” has given audiences the chance to hear music as the composer may have heard it. But in terms of opera, why not what the composer saw? Alessandro Talevi's 2015 production of Tosca for...

Watch Sara Bareilles Make Her Broadway Debut in Waitress

Sara Bareilles is currently making her Broadway debut as the star of her musical Waitress, now playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. She took her first bow alongside fellow new cast members Will Swenson and...

Sarita Ocón Receives 2016 RHE Artistic Fellowship

The theatre artist and activist will receive a cash prize in December. Theatre Bay Area, in partnership with the RHE Charitable Foundation, has announced Sarita Ocón as the recipient of the 2016 RHE Artistic Fellowship...

An Unexpected Met Debut in Roméo et Juliette

The distinction of season première tonight belonged to Bartlett Sher’s production of Roméo et Juliette. Apart from his once symbolic prop, the oversize sheet, which by any other name, will have its uses – canopy,...

A Classically Elegant Così Fan Tutte for a Balmy Summer Evening at Holland Park

Mozart's memories of visting Naples as a teenager suffuse the score of Così fan tutte, and despite storms earlier in the week and a dire weather forecast it really was a case of "soave sia il vento"...

La Traviata Review – Decadence and Camp Debauchery in a Verdi Partyland

There was a noise in the auditorium when the curtain went up on English National Opera’s new La Traviata: the sound of 4,000 eyebrows being raised simultaneously. Daniel Kramer’s production is his first here since...

From the House of the Dead Review – Formidable Performances Humanise Janáček’s Vision of...

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s new Royal Opera staging of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead, the first in the company’s history, opens with silent but subtitled footage of the philosopher Michel Foucaultheatedly discussing the prison system, which...

Opera “The Devil and Keith” At The Prague National Theater

The very successful operas of Antonin Dvorak, the Devil and Kate, are based on fairy-tale motifs. Mixing the native and with a sense of humor lyrical and fantastic elements - one of the typical...

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know

From a downtown NYC artistic director to a Philadelphia-based composer, here are some stage folks to keep your eye on. BY AMERICAN THEATRE EDITORS Adrienne Campbell-Holt Adrienne Campbell-HoltProfession: Director Hometowns: Newbury, Vt., and Boston Current home: Brooklyn Known for: As artistic...

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