Madison Opera Goes Old School

Some great singing and a traditional approach revive “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci”   It has been more than 30 years since Madison Opera staged that once-ubiquitous double bill of one-act operas, “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” That’s nothing—I’ve been attending and listening to opera for a little over half a century, and I never managed to… Continue reading Madison Opera Goes Old School

Porgy Casts a Special Glow over Glimmerglass

DeMain and Zambello recreate a compelling staging of Gershwin’s masterpiece   Cooperstown, NY is probably best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, but in recent years the Glimmerglass Festival has added an ever-expanding luster to an already attractive region. Three hours or so northwest of New York City, the region takes… Continue reading Porgy Casts a Special Glow over Glimmerglass