Tag Archive | Elza van den Heever

The Old Ball and Chain: “Fidelio” and Beethoven Lieder at Caramoor

The Old Ball and Chain: “Fidelio” and Beethoven Lieder at Caramoor

While this performance was cast to perfection from top to bottom, the success of Sunday’s presentation was due in no small part to the incredible Leonore of Elza van den Heever, her first performance of the part.

War of the Roses: Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera

War of the Roses: Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera

The triptych of Gaetano Donizetti’s Tudor Queens is a famously challenging cycle for any diva. Most notably sung by Beverly Sills at New York City Opera, the three queens at the centerpieces of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn), Maria Stuarda (Queen Elizabeth OR Mary Stuart, depending on what angle you come from), and Roberto Devereux […]

Family Ties: Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera in Review

On January 4, 2013, the Operarox Liveshow regulars and other impassioned, young opera fans from different cities all over the country and of all different ages descended upon Lincoln Center, New York to hear Joyce DiDonato-their “high priestess”, in a way- tackle the bel-canto role of Maria Stuarda in Gaetano Donizetti’s opera of the same […]

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 […]