Aida

Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of the conflict of private emotion and public duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike.    

La Traviata

Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. Following the larger-scale dramas of Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound and heartfelt music. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences … Continued

La Finta Giardiniera, Washington

La Finta Giardiniera centers on a pair of once and future lovers — Violante and Belfiore — who seem unbalanced right from the start; he once tried to stab her, and yet she seems willing to take him back.

La Finta Giardiniera, Glimmerglass

La Finta Giardiniera centers on a pair of once and future lovers — Violante and Belfiore — who seem unbalanced right from the start; he once tried to stab her, and yet she seems willing to take him back.

In the Penal Colony (ACT/Seattle)

In the Penal Colony is set in an unnamed penal colony where a man has been sent to witness an execution by a fearsome machine of death. The colony’s head officer can’t imagine a world without his beloved killer, which he considers the “work of a lifetime.” This world premiere production of In the Penal Colony was … Continued

In the Penal Colony (Court Theatre, Chicago)

In the Penal Colony is set in an unnamed penal colony where a man has been sent to witness an execution by a fearsome machine of death. The colony’s head officer can’t imagine a world without his beloved killer, which he considers the “work of a lifetime.”

In the Penal Colony (CSC)

In the Penal Colony is set in an unnamed penal colony where a man has been sent to witness an execution by a fearsome machine of death. The colony’s head officer can’t imagine a world without his beloved killer, which he considers the “work of a lifetime.” This world premiere production of In the Penal Colony was … Continued

Manon (LA Opera/Berlin Staatsoper)

Manon is Jules Massenet’s 1883 opera based on the 1771 novel, L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost about a young woman torn between true love and the lure of luxury.

Manon (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia)

Manon is Jules Massenet’s 1883 opera based on the 1771 novel, L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost about a young woman torn between true love and the lure of luxury.