What’s up at the Met this Week? Verdi and some more of “The Bat”


Ambrogio Maestri as Verdi’s Buffone Tragico, “Falstaff”

Reviews of the COC’s “The Flying Dutchman”

The Canadian Opera Company’s run of Wagner’s redemptive masterpiece, “Der Fliegende Holländer” ended last evening.  The following are some of the more prominent reviews the opera received in the past weeks.

The stage set for the COC’s production of “The Flying Dutchman”

John Terauds of the Toronto Star “The Flying Dutchman: Staging Swamps Talented Cast”

Ken Winters of the Globe and Mail, “The Flying Dutchman Finds its Redemption in the Singing”

Evgeny Nikitin as the Dutchman and Julie Makerov as Senta

Jamie Weinman from “Maclean’s Canada.” (The Controversial Opera Cities Love)

John Kaplan (Toronto Now) “The Flying Dutchman”

Reviews and articles on Shostakovich’s “The Nose” at the Metropolitan Opera

Gordon Gietz is “The Nose”

Some recent press about Shostakovich’s “The Nose” as it blows its way into the Metropolitan Opera

Reality takes it on the chin in “The Nose” at the Metropolitan Opera (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News)

Picture this: A Nose on the Loose (Anthony Tommasini, NY Times)

Useful info on the Nose’s March 13th broadcast (from OPERA NEWS)

Laurel E. Fay’s well written article “Black Comedy Tonight” from OPERA NEWS

Gordon Gietz on his Metropolitan Opera Debut as a lifesize Nose (Rebecca Milzoff)

Met premieres Shostakovich’s absurdist  “The Nose” (Mike Silverman, Associated Press)

Mark Adamo’s “Little Women” a Hot Property in Opera

Here is a recent review from the Calgary Herald, and an interview with composer Mark Adamo, whose opera “Little Women” has just premiered at Calgary Opera.

From the Calgary Herald (February 3, 2010)

Little Women hits operatic high note (Calgary Herald, Jan. 31, 2010)

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Final performance of Stravinsky’s “The Nightingale” at the Canadian Opera Company, TONIGHT.

Some reviews for the COC’s visually stimulating production of Stravinsky’s “The Nightingale”

09-10-02-MC-D-0580-585A scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Stravinsky’s “The Nightingale”

Tamara Goldstein\’s Review (Globe and Mail) October 19, 2009

John Coulbourn (Toronto Sun) October 18, 2009

John Kaplan (Toronto Now)

Heidi Waleson (Wall Street Journal) October 22, 2009

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