Young Leads Win Hearts in Madison Opera’s “Romeo”

A tender Romeo et Juliette opens Madison Opera’s 56th season The timeless story of the bitter and deadly feud between the Montagues and Capulets might have been well-timed for the divisiveness of our current electoral state nationally, but the better news is that Madison Opera’s production of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette was sweet salve for… Continue reading Young Leads Win Hearts in Madison Opera’s “Romeo”

Infusing “Romeo et Juliette” with…”Romeo and Juliet”

Madison Opera opens its season with the Gounod gem Madison Opera launches its 56th season this weekend with Romeo and Juliette, a gem of the repertoire that adds to the closing celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. I count myself a lover of Shakespeare (although I never saw a live version… Continue reading Infusing “Romeo et Juliette” with…”Romeo and Juliet”

Madison Early Music Festival Continues to Weave a Spell

The Baltimore Consort brings magic to music from Shakespeare I feel a little like the native New Yorker who finally visited the Statue of Liberty—Tuesday night was my long-delayed opportunity to fall under the spell of a local tradition that has for some time enjoyed national recognition. The Madison Early Music Festival’s 17th season is… Continue reading Madison Early Music Festival Continues to Weave a Spell