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‘Don Giovanni’ at The In Series

The In Series takes Mozart to a 1920s bible belt Revival in a creative and fun reimagining of Don Giovanni. Artistic Director Carla Hübner commissioned a new English language libretto by Bari Biern to tell the story of the libertine who bamboozles a town before they take their revenge. Biern wrote the hilarious Wild West […]

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‘The Yeomen of the Guard, or the Merryman and His Maid’ at Victorian Lyric Opera Company by Joel Markowitz

So far this year, the most fun that I have had in the theatre was yesterday at Victorian Lyric Opera’s (VLOC) sensationally entertaining production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1888 Yeomen of the Guard, or, the Merryman and His Maid, directed with overflowing frivolity by Catherine Huntress-Reeve. Two hours and forty-five minutes had never sped by so fast for […]

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Andrew Pardini (Marcello), Michael Dane (Colline), Lauren-Rose King (Musetta), and Matt Moeller (Schaunard). Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘La bohème’ at University of Maryland School of Music’s Opera Studio by Jessica Vaughan

Before there was RENT, there was Puccini’s La bohème, perhaps the most popular and certainly one of the most frequently performed operas in history. The University of Maryland School of Music’s Opera Studio mounts a charming and touching production to showcase their MM second-year students. These performers may still be in training, but there voices are already stunning. Giacomo Puccini […]

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Cast members of Die . Photo by Cory Weaver.

‘Die Zauberflöte’ (‘The Magic Flute’) at U of MD’s Maryland Opera Studio

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is widely considered to be Mozart’s masterpiece, a label which brings with it high expectations. Fortunately, those expectations were more than amply fulfilled in the University of Maryland’s Maryland Opera Studio production of Die Zauberflöte . Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) tells the story of a young prince,Tamino (Yoni Rose), […]

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