Opera

Under Maestro’s baton the orchestra is absolutely stunning

Broadway World‘s Peter Nason reviews: I am in the camp that believes that SOUTH PACIFIC is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest work. Even though it won the Pulitzer Prize and is the only musical to garner the Tony Award for all four acting categories, the show still sometimes seems overshadowed by other R & H classics: …

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‘South Pacific’ closes out opera season with pleasing results

St. Pete Times‘s Andrew Meacham writes: The St. Petersburg Opera Company again closes its season with a musical, this time running two weeks. The extra week for South Pacific anticipates healthy crowds at the Palladium, but also does justice to a serious production. The show allowed me to indulge long-standing curiosities about the acting potential of …

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‘Abduction from the Seraglio’ by St. Petersburg Opera shows off genius

St. Pete Times reviews: A fount of incomparable music — unpredictable, irreverent and playful, including a couple of quartets by the romantic leads that balance like opposite sides of an algebraic equation. This story … also illustrates the composer’s saucy sense of humor, as does the music itself throughout the three acts. Read the rest …

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