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. […]

The Maria Stuarda Masterpiece Master Post

As is tradition, the Met holds a New Year’s Eve gala where they unveil a new production to ring in the new year. The presentation this year will be Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Now why they would choose to inaugurate 2013 with a beheading is beyond me, but it’s sure to be a thrilling night of […]