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Don Quichotte Review

Don Quichotte Review

Don Quichotte, one of the last two operas by Jules Massenet to premier in his lifetime, was effectively out of ... Read More »

Roberto Devereux Review

Roberto Devereux Review

Beverley Sills once famously remarked that singing the role of Elizabeth I in Roberto Devereux shortened her career by ten ... Read More »

Persée Review

Persée Review

On July 21, 1682, all was in readiness at Versailles. Finally, after months of delay following its public premiere in ... Read More »

Hercules Gallery

Hercules Review

Hercules Review

Hercules, George Frideric Handel’s acutely dramatic opera/oratorio, enjoyed a meagre six performances during the composer’s lifetime. Premiering in January, 1745 ... Read More »

Giasone Review

Giasone Review

Opera came to Venice wearing a mask. Troupes of itinerant entertainers had long been a feature of Carnivale, as had ... Read More »

Stiffelio Review

Stiffelio Review

On October 23, 1993, the Metropolitan Opera premiered a newly restored version of Giuseppe Verdi’s verismo trailblazer, Stiffelio. A near ... Read More »

Saul Review

Saul Review

By 1738, George Frideric Handel’s booming West End stage machine was losing traction. The London appetite for Italian opera seria, ... Read More »

Un ballo in maschera Gallery

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