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A JESTER’S GESTURES: A Review of Rigoletto

A JESTER’S GESTURES: A Review of Rigoletto

April 26, 2016 No Comments

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum   Verdi’s dark, but ever so beloved “Rigoletto” closed the CT Lyric Opera/CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra’s 2015-16 season on April 22 when it premiered at New Britain’s Trinity-on-Main. The production will also appear on May 1 at Hartford’s Infinity Hall and culminate at MHS Arts Center in Middletown […]

FAUST REVIEW – The Devil made him do it!

March 1, 2016 No Comments

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum To paraphrase the humorous expression from the 1970’s, “the devil made me do it”, Satan, Lucifer – or Mephistopheles as he is known in Charles Gounod’s grand French opera “Faust” – is the demon responsible for the pathetic title hero’s lustful and destructive behavior. On Feb. 19, the […]

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ARCHIVES Carl Tanner in Concert with CLO – Review of Aug. 17th, 2013 performance

ARCHIVES Carl Tanner in Concert with CLO – Review of Aug. 17th, 2013 performance

August 19, 2013 No Comments

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum On August 17th, the pink, late-summer skies over Middlebury, Ct were aglow with a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” of a concert featuring the CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, in conjunction with the 2 year old CT Summer Opera Foundation, who all collaborated to bring celebrated Metropolitan […]

Summer Opera at Virtuosi Summer Music Institute

August 12, 2013 No Comments

Opera and Orchestra THE TELEPHONE | DIDO & AENEAS Sunday, August 25 / 2013, at 5pm Mystic Art Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic Chamber Music Mystic Festival Part of the Virtuosi Summer Music Institute Menotti: The Telephone Marie Ferguson, soprano Hartley Horn, baritone Nathaniel Baker, piano Purcell: Dido & Aeneas Janani Sridhar Jamie Marie Hatcher […]

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Town Times Review – The Lion of Venice has Roared

May 10, 2012 No Comments

By Larry Kellum Verdi’s Otello is hailed (and later mocked by the evil Iago) as the “Lion of Venice.” On May 4, a pride of these majestic felines (and one gorgeous lioness) graced the stage of New Britain’s Trinity On Main when the CT Lyric Opera and its orchestra, the CT Virtuosi, presented this late […]

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Town Times Review: Mozart’s “School For Lovers”

March 14, 2012 No Comments

By LARRY KELLUM, Special for The Town (Middletown) Times The CT Lyric Opera presents the second production of its 2011-12 season, Mozart’s charming masterpiece “Cosi fan Tutte”, at the state-of-the-art Middletown High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 pm. As is always the case with this exciting company, their operas always […]

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TOSCA Reviews

May 16, 2011 No Comments

‘Tosca’ Soars In Intimate New Britain Setting By JEFFREY JOHNSON The Hartford Courant It is becoming increasingly rare to hear live opera in small halls, so it was wonderful to walk through the town center of New Britain on the way to hear “Tosca.” Connecticut Lyric Opera, in cooperation with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, […]

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Magic Flute Review – The Bent Nail

Magic Flute Review – The Bent Nail

December 10, 2010 No Comments

The Connecticut Lyric Opera (CLO) kicked off its eighth season with four performances of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. I attended the third performance of the run on November 20 at the Waterbury Palace Theater. The production was sung in German with dialogue and supertitles in English. Once again, CLO presented high quality opera that was sophisticated, […]

Mozart Magic Marvels the Midstate

Mozart Magic Marvels the Midstate

November 20, 2010 No Comments

Mozart Magic Marvels the Midstate by Larry Kellum The young but prolific Mozart died shortly after the premiere of his last opera “The Magic Flute”. Presented by the Conn. Lyric Opera, this delightful masterpiece started its statewide tour on Nov.12 when it opened at New Britain’s Trinity-on-Main, and appeared the following evening at Middletown Performing […]

Aug. 24 & 26: DIDO & AENEAS by Purcell

One of the most favorite baroque English operas will be presented with staging, costumes, and VMI Festival Orchestra. The...

TOSCA – by Puccini

TOSCA an opera by Puccini fully staged and sung in Italian with English supertitles more details to be published...

CLO Tour of Florence and Tuscany

  Experience Florence, Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance while visiting Greve Opera & Music Festival Connecticut Lyric...

A JESTER’S GESTURES: A Review of Rigoletto

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum   Verdi’s dark, but ever so beloved “Rigoletto” closed the CT Lyric...

TOWERING INFERNO
An interview with Andrew Potter (Sparafucile)

by Larry Kellum   In the opera world, there is a species of singer called the “bass”….and, for some...