Archive | April 2013

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Sing for Your Supper: La Périchole at New York City Opera

As the fourth and final presentation of the nomadic New York City Opera, the company produced Jacques Offenbach’s “sort-of-semi-heard” operetta, La Perichole, at New York City Center (It’s original home at its inception in 1944.) The operetta  is about an impoverished duo of street singers. The girl, Perichole, becomes the mistress of the Viceroy through […]

Opera Teen on the Airwaves

Hi opera friends! I come today with some super exciting news! As I have alluded to on Twitter, my “big news” is that last week I had the honor and privilege to record a piece along with my answers to some fun, opera related questions for the Tri-State area classical music radio, WQXR. My piece […]

It’s Award Season in the Opera World…

Last week, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced that its Richard Tucker Award winner would be mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard. Isabel Leonard is just about as charming and bubbly as it gets. I’ve never seen her live, but from all reports I hear, she’s animated and bouncy onstage and she has a great stage presence. […]

An Interview with Lisette Oropesa

Hello, opera lovers. I’m sorry for the extended absence! It’s been a busy stretch and I still have a lot to tell you all about. However, today, I’m back with a great interview for you! Recently, I had the pleasure of talking o the soprano Lisette Oropesa, a Metropolitan Opera mainstay who is singing the […]