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Monday, 25 January 2016 10:50

'Cosi fan tutte' shines at Winter Opera!

Gina Galati and her Winter Opera continue to bless St. Louis with exemplary productions!  They’ve just opened “Così fan tutte,” and it’s a superb presentation of this popular Mozart work.

Published in Theater Reviews

This weekend, I caught one of the last performances of Lyric Opera of Chicago's early Christmas present for opera lovers: a production of Lehar's durable 1905 comic operetta "The Merry Widow" that was as bubbly as champagne and as bright as a Christmas tree.

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St. Louis native and former Gold Glove boxer Nolan Van Way gave up a career as an engineer for one as an operatic singer.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

Gateway Opera's production of Mozart's The Impresario is one of the most delightful evenings of opera that I've ever experienced.

Published in Theater Reviews
Monday, 16 March 2015 01:00

Geeta Novotny: Woman of many talents

Singer, actress and writer Geeta Novotny was born in St. Louis and began studying music at age 4. By age 16, Novotny was studying with a voice professor at Carnegie Mellon University; she graduated in 1998.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes
Monday, 09 March 2015 01:00

Frances Ginsberg: Operatic leading lady

Opera singer Frances Ginsberg was born in St. Louis in 1955 and attended Horton Watkins High School in Ladue, Missouri.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

This August, Union Avenue Opera will present the last installment of its four-year traversal of Richard Wagner's "Ring" operas: "Götterdämmerung" ("Twilight of the Gods"). This weekend David Robertson, soprano Christine Brewer, and the St. Louis Symphony are presenting "Brünnhilde's Immolation," the final scene of that opera. Think of it as something of a preview.

Monday, 02 March 2015 01:00

Felicia Weathers: Supreme soprano

St. Louis native Felicia Weathers grew up to be an internationally renowned soprano opera singer.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

Kicking off its eighth season, Winter Opera staged its first Mozart opera, "Le Nozze di Figaro." The company's rendition of Mozart's tapestry of love, trickery and royal buffoonery bubbled onstage like champagne, bursting from a fountain of melodies.

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Union Avenue Opera is nothing if not fearless, often taking on works that strain the company's space at the Union Avenue Christian Church to the limit.

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