Tag Archives: adaptation

  1. Le Nozze di Figaro: Austin Lyric Opera

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Richard Buckley

    Austin Lyric Opera: Austin, Texas

    Winner of the 2012-2013 Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Opera Production

    Strong voices, excellent acting…fabulously entertaining:
    In Austin Lyric Opera’s “Figaro,”…the pleasures are

    …January 31, 2013OperaComments Off on Le Nozze di Figaro: Austin Lyric Opera
  2. The Magic Flute: Tri-Cities Opera

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor:John Mario DiCostanzo

    Strong principals help make TCO’s ‘Flute’ a winner. How can you lose with Mozart? You can’t. I attended the final dress rehearsal Wednesday evening for Tri-Cities Opera’s production of

    …April 27, 2012OperaComments Off on The Magic Flute: Tri-Cities Opera
  3. Così fan tutte: Piedmont Opera

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: James Albritten

    Powerful Ending: Piedmont Opera gives ‘Cosi’ some clarity–stage director Chuck Hudson clarifies the less-than-clear conclusion of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Hudson’s brilliant take on an opera:…Almost everything the singers

    …March 23, 2007OperaComments Off on Così fan tutte: Piedmont Opera
  4. Madama Butterfly: Shreveport Opera

    Composer: Giacomo Puccini
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Louis Menendez

    Review: ‘Madama Butterfly’ soars with simplicity

    Stillness has a way of making sudden gestures seem profound. On Saturday, the Shreveport Opera’s production of “Madama Butterfly” soared because it made the

    …November 11, 2006OperaComments Off on Madama Butterfly: Shreveport Opera
  5. Rigoletto: Florida Grand Opera

    Associate Stage Director: Chuck Hudson (with Mark Lamos)
    Conductor: Stewart Robertson…

    March 16, 2006OperaComments Off on Rigoletto: Florida Grand Opera
  6. The Barber of Seville: Sacramento Opera

    Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Timm Rolek

    The Barber of Seville…will keep you laughing for the better part of the night… Director Chuck Hudson never veered into slapstick or overextended the joke; he knew when to trust

    …September 16, 2005OperaComments Off on The Barber of Seville: Sacramento Opera
  7. The Merry Widow: Nevada Opera

    Composer: Franz Lehár
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Michael Borowitz

    Nevada Opera’s “Merry Widow” waltzes into Reno’s Pioneer Center

    Franz Lehar’s sumptuously tuneful “The Merry Widow” … a production that looks ravishing, sounds glorious and entertains to the nth degree

    …March 18, 2005OperaComments Off on The Merry Widow: Nevada Opera
  8. The Merry Widow: Minnesota Opera

    Composer: Franz Lehár
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Martin Fischer-Dieskau

    A crème brûlée of a production…deliciously sweet… directed by Chuck Hudson amid a set reminiscent of a Viennese chocolate box (The Merry Widow) consistently leans upon the twin crowd pleasers

    …November 9, 2002OperaComments Off on The Merry Widow: Minnesota Opera
  9. Susannah: Eugene Opera

    Text and Music: Carlisle Floyd
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Robert Ashens

    Risk pays off for opera company

    Eugene Opera did an excellent job of bringing this riveting opera to the stage…the production on Friday night was what any opera

    …March 8, 2002OperaComments Off on Susannah: Eugene Opera
  10. The Barber of Seville: Minnesota Opera

    Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson

    Barber of Seville [was] a witty confection: Barber is a warhorse, but director Chuck Hudson gives it a new patina. His emphasis on physical busyness, including an amazing amount of

    …March 31, 2001OperaComments Off on The Barber of Seville: Minnesota Opera
  11. The Marriage of Figaro: Opera Idaho

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Timothy Lindberg

    Figaro has explosively lively staging by Chuck Hudson…[with] fully believable character[s] whose every gesture worked toward greater expressive depth. Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times

    …October 28, 2000OperaComments Off on The Marriage of Figaro: Opera Idaho