Archive for Reviews

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 […]

Announcements, Featured, News, Reviews
REVIEW: The Day Review – CLO’s ‘Rosenkavalier’ opens up the heavens in New London

REVIEW: The Day Review – CLO’s ‘Rosenkavalier’ opens up the heavens in New London

November 18, 2014 No Comments

  By Milton Moore Publication: The Day Published: 11/15/2014 New London – For any regional opera company to stage Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” in a small city is an undertaking fraught with obstacles, but after successfully staging the first-ever Wagnerian opera in Connecticut last season, the Connecticut Lyric Opera took the challenge Friday evening — and […]

REVIEW – Madama Butterfly flies on the wings of Svedaite’s title role

May 17, 2014 No Comments

By Milton Moore Publication: The Day Published: 5/17/2014 New London — Of the Big Three Puccini operas — “Tosca,” “La Boheme” and “Madama Butterfly” — “Butterfly” is the most perilous and the least performed, despite its wonderful score. The reason is simple: Few operas rely more heavily on a single performer. But Friday evening at the Garde […]

Archives, Reviews
REVIEW: Flying Dutchman CLO’s “most fully realized, fully satisfying production yet”

REVIEW: Flying Dutchman CLO’s “most fully realized, fully satisfying production yet”

November 25, 2013 No Comments

By Milton Moore Publication: The Day Published: 11/25/2013 New London – The Connecticut Lyric Opera gave New London its first taste of a fully staged Richard Wagner opera Saturday night – and it was delicious. On this bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, the CLO opened its 11th season here with a performance of “Der Fliegende Holländer” (“The […]

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 […]

News, Reviews

REVIEW: A dramatic triumph for CLO’s ‘Otello’

May 12, 2012 No Comments

Nowhere in Italian opera does the music serve the drama quite as it does in Verdi’s “Otello.” Through-composed like a Wagner epic, stripped of the set-piece arias and duets that end with sturdy cadences to cue the applause, “Otello” succeeds when four key principals succeed. Sunday evening at the Garde Arts Center, the Connecticut Lyric Opera added another chapter to its increasingly storied eight-year history with an “Otello” that succeeds on all counts.

Archives, Reviews

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 […]

Reviews

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 […]

Archives, Reviews
Page 1 of 212»

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 Opera...

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...

FAUST REVIEW – The Devil made him do it!

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum To paraphrase the humorous expression from the 1970’s, “the devil made me...