I readily admit I was a big fan of the Little Mermaid when I was young–not just the Disney film but the darker, unhappier fairytale versions too. Houston Grand Opera’s Rusalka brought the fairytale happily into my adulthood on Friday. Saturday… Continue Reading
…read my review at Bachtrack.
Houston Grand Opera’s 2015-2016 season starts in just one week with Tosca and Eugene Onegin, and it sounds like it’s going to begin bombastically. Read my preview at Houstonia Magazine.
I had a lovely chat with composer Gregory Spears about his new opera O Columbia, which you can read at Houstonia Magazine. His first opera–a 2009 premiere I wish I had been at–was based on Willa Cather’s short story “Paul’s Case.” As… Continue Reading
“Review: The Not-Demonic-Enough Barber of Fleet Street” at Houstonia Magazine.
Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need a Hero” should be a pre-requisite for anyone going to this opera. Read my review of Houston Grand Opera’s production of Die Walküre at Houstonia Magazine.
It was the slowest Magic Flute I’d ever heard. Read my review at Houstonia Magazine.
What would this production be without soprano Ana Maria Martinez? Read my review of Houston Grand Opera’s Madame Butterfly at Houstonia Magazine.
HGO premieres A Christmas Carol with music by Iain Bell and libretto by Simon Callow. It is the worst kind of bad–a boring bad. Read my review at Houstonia Magazine. In happier holiday news, read my Top 5 classical and… Continue Reading
A vanilla production of Mozart’s very fine Cosi, except for one refreshing accident! Read my review at Houstonia Magazine.