Opera

Don Pasquale

Video Excerpts Review Quotations A Trip to Old Hollywood (And Some Great Voices) in Don Pasquale Pittsburgh Opera’s new production of Don Pasquale [goes] beyond opera-lovers-only territory and turns it into something that demands wider attention…There are a thousand brilliant touches to the staging…For film lovers (particularly of a TCM bent), it’s a treat; for …

Don Pasquale Read More »

Aida

Review Quotations Hudson’s dramatic values were clean and amazingly physical. Amneris is not afraid to slap people around, and Aida’s reminiscence of her homeland’s beauty is surprisingly sensual…We would not underestimate the immensity of undertaking this opera’s regional company premiere in Southwest Florida, and Opera Naples and its artistic director Ramòn Tebar deserve congratulations for …

Aida Read More »

I Pagliacci

Review Quotations Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – North America (11/30-12/2): San Jose Opera’s PAGILACCI. -Opera Wire Leoncavallo Meets Hitchcock: Stage director Chuck Hudson and a strongly theatrical cast have come up with a Pagliacci for the ages, downright Hitchcockian in its ability to deliver the layers of tension in Leoncavallo’s work. It’s …

I Pagliacci Read More »

Don Pasquale

Review Quotations TOP 10 of 2018! Fort Worth Opera’s 1950s Hollywood-inspired production of ‘Don Pasquale’ was one of Gregory Sullivan Isaacs favorite music and opera events of the year. Congrats to director Chuck Hudson and the entire cast and crew of this riotous romp! –TheaterJones Laughing All the Way The Fort Worth Opera’s production of …

Don Pasquale Read More »

Don Pasquale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=1D1SpbEmbow&feature=emb_logohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=-MGsPNwBEjc&feature=emb_logohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=wCT4pA1B444&feature=emb_logohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=9YGNZ5NGwvY&feature=emb_logohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=KUEs25uvRZE&feature=emb_logo Review Quotations Music holds its own in Minnesota Opera’s amazing staging of ‘Don Pasquale’: Have you ever been to an opera and walked out humming the concept?…Donizetti wove enough beauty into his romantic arias and suffused his duets, trios and quartets with such enjoyable vocal one-upmanship that his music is never pushed aside by …

Don Pasquale Read More »

La Cenerentola

A Chat with Maestro Mark Morash https://youtu.be/mTE4wEyekEIhttps://youtu.be/ZKeSrTJaAro Review Quotations Cenerentola served up with laughs and poignancy For a combination of poignant emotion and flat-out comedic brilliance, you can’t do much better than “La Cenerentola”… Thursday’s performance of the opera at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music — made such a vivid impression… it came through …

La Cenerentola Read More »

Falstaff

Review Quotations Modifying a production concept seen before at Arizona Opera, Chuck Hudson directed an admirably lively, if occasionally frenetic, Tudor-set show with plenty of comic detail… The audience rightly cheered the cast…at the end of a very enjoyable evening. —David Shengold, Opera News Opera Saratoga season begins with a bang…To open its season, Opera …

Falstaff Read More »

Don Pasquale

Review Quotations The Atlanta Opera smartly transforms Donizetti’s comedy classic “Don Pasquale”…Although this is Atlanta Opera’s first foray with the vocally challenging bel canto comedy, this production is hardly a traditional period approach. Instead of being set in the aristocratic social milieu of early 19th-century Rome, Italy, stage director Chuck Hudson and his creative crew …

Don Pasquale Read More »

La Bohème

Review Quotations Women dominate strong cast in HOT’s superb ‘La Boheme’: Hawai‘i Opera Theatre opened its 2016-17 season with a charming production of Puccini’s “La Boheme” … that is at once personal and epic. -Ruth Bingham, Special to the Star-Advertiser

Falstaff

Review Quotations TO CLOSE OUT ITS SEASON, Arizona Opera did very well by the serious comic challenge of Verdi’s final masterwork…Chuck Hudson’s imaginative staging—on a splendidly evoked onstage galleried Elizabethan theater (by Douglas Provost and Peter Nolle) with Henry Venanzi’s well-drilled chorus (in contemporary clothes) as an increasingly participatory element—proved an eyeful, usually in successful …

Falstaff Read More »